State of the art application centre builds on expertise

Press release Published: 29/10/2009

Unique facility to optimise development of customer solutions

Arla Foods Ingredients’ new sophisticated in Denmark is complete and ready to go into operation.  International customers can expect great things of the purpose-built facility, which is designed to optimise development projects with the company’s strong specialist teams.
Located in Aarhus, the centre comprises 2,000m2 of test and analysis laboratories – and laboratories for the team and a large laboratory for the team with several ovens, including a pilot-scale tunnel oven.

Optimum innovation

Flexibility has been a key priority in shaping the application centre, where knowledge sharing and work in cross-organisational teams will be among the priorities.
To inspire optimum innovation, the centre also contains a customer room, made for easy adaptation to specific development projects.

Realisation of a dream

Henrik Andersen, senior vice president, welcomes the unique opportunities the application centre provides. 
”It has been a long-held dream to build this advanced facility in Denmark. I believe we now have a unique combination of great talented people and a state of the art facility,” he says.
“It is highly important to create the best possible environment to support our cooperation with customers and, through that, support our customers’ growth.”

Employee involvement
Arla Foods Ingredients’ employees have been closely involved in tailoring the design of the application centre, which lies in connection with a new office building.
”“We have looked forward to moving into the new buildings for a long time,” ”
says Arnd Wilmsen, senior director, functional milk proteins. “We have a strong team with valuable competences – now we also have the optimum conditions for working with our customers to develop innovative solutions to their challenges.”

Inauguration
The inauguration of the new centre will take place on 2 November. Construction of Arla Foods Ingredients’ new head office continues on a neighbouring plot and is scheduled for completion in May 2010.