MANE opens a new Flavour research centre in Singapore
On the 25th of November 2016, MANE celebrated the opening of its new Flavour research centre at the Biopolis in Singapore.
The company, which already has a significant presence in Asia, has invested in its 44th research centre to develop the next generation of flavours for the Asia-Pacific region. Building on 145 years of company expertise, the innovation team will contribute to the cornerstones of MANE technology – N CAPTURE™, SENSE CAPTURE™ and PURE CAPTURE™ – and provide cutting-edge flavour solutions to customers in the region.
MANE President and CEO Jean Mane explains: “Our strong presence in Asia dates back to 1956 with my grandfather in Japan, where we just celebrated the 60th anniversary of our oldest affiliate in Tokyo. With a foothold in Singapore since 1993, we were then able to expand to Indonesia, China, India, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, South Korea, Taiwan, and more recently, Myanmar. We have also recently built a large state-of-the-art factory – MANE’s second – in Cibitung, Indonesia, with the capacity to cater to all of our customers across South East Asia. Today, we are strengthening our presence in Singapore to reinforce our partnerships with our core customers and take on challenges to foster our creativity.”
The first of its kind in Asia, the centre will focus on providing innovative solutions to the natural products, health, wellness and flavour industries. By establishing presence in Singapore, MANE brings its know-how to the heart of Asia, placing it in the pole position to apprehend the local specificities of the Asian market.