Danish food ingredients firm Danisco has said it has set up a new innovation centre in Singapore to serve all of its activities in Southeast Asia.

The centre will support the growth of the company as it works towards capturing the emerging markets in the region, Danisco said. Located within Danisco Singapore at Singapore Science Park III, the 1,200 sq m innovation centre will house and consolidate the activities of regional cultures creation centre, flavour creation centre and application support for Southeast Asia.

“Innovation is an integral part of Danisco. By setting up this innovation centre in Singapore, which also includes a substantial upgrading of our existing flavour creation and analytical facilities, we’re able to develop products that are better catered to the Asian taste and palate,” said Dr. Leif Kjaergaard, senior vice president, innovation and technology.

“One of our objectives is to enhance Danisco Cultures’ ability to design culture solutions adapted to the specificity of Asian consumers. We will also support the fast development of our cultures business in Asia, particularly in China, thanks to the unrivalled flexibility of our new pilot plant, which will further increase our speed of response,” he added.