SINGAPORE- Privately-held global ingredient manufacturer Kemin Industries recently opened an innovation center, BITEPod, for its food technologies business at The Rutherford in Singapore Science Park. 

The new application-and-experience center is designed to promote advancement in food formulation for Kemin Industries.

The center of excellence features advanced kitchen facilities and a research-and-development (R&D) laboratory, focusing on developing prototypes and improving formulations for the food and beverage industries.

This innovative center seeks to address the needs of food processors and manufacturers across various market segments, 

The establishment of BITEPod underscores Kemin’s unwavering commitment to innovation and excellence in everything we do,” said Michelle Lim, President of Kemin Food Technologies – Asia. 

BITEPod is a valuable addition to the analytical and innovation facilities in China and India owned by Kemin Food Technologies, thus expanding the company’s capacity to serve food manufacturers in the Asia-Pacific region.  

The company has considerably invested in the Indian facility located in the SIPCOT industrial estate, expanding it in 2019 to cater to the growing regional demand for ingredients.

It is during that same year that Kemin unveiled an innovation center in Zhuhai, China, to allow Kemin to be more responsive to changes in the Chinese market and provide localized products and solutions.

With BITEPod, the business unit aims at driving sustainable innovation by reducing environmental impact through shelf-life extension and tackling the food and beverage industries’ changing needs in the Asian market.

The market is always interested in new food technologies. BITEPod enables innovative collaborations and partnerships with institutions, empowering co-creation to address challenges such as inflation, food security, and environmental impact for future generations,” Lim added.

The company, which has existed for over half a century, supplies over 500 specialty ingredients for human and animal health and nutrition, pet food, aquaculture, nutraceutical, food technologies, crop technologies, textile, biofuel, and animal vaccine industries. 

With this new center, the company expands its capabilities significantly to continue serving manufacturers interested in its technological solutions. 

By leveraging our food quality and safety solutions expertise, Kemin is committed to elevating food quality and transforming lives. We welcome food manufacturers to explore BITEPod and experience the benefits of our sustainable, innovative solutions,” the company commented in its press release. 

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