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Inauguration of the MANE SA Centre of Excellence in Vouvry

A little over 2 years after the construction began, the MANE Group, first French company in the fragrance and flavor industry, inaugurates today its new R&D Centre of Excellence in Vouvry (Valais – Switzerland) with Mr. Jean MANE, President and CEO, and Mr. Patrice GERBAULT, Director of MANE SA.

Operational since July 2014, the MANE Centre of Excellence spans over 2 450 square metres and employs 20 collaborators. These state-of-the-art research and development facilities were set up in Vouvry to be consistent with the family company’s will to come closer to its Swiss-based customers. Around 10 additional job positions should be created within the next 3 years, following the creation of 20 jobs since the last major investment made on the site in 2009 which also included the acquisition of the pieces of land on which the buildings are standing.

The R&D activities in the MANE Centre of Excellence are organized around the sweet and savoury application laboratories, fitted with the necessary equipment to prepare all types of applications to incorporate and evaluate flavours in finished products. These facilities, combined with the know-how of our team of technicians, allow them to reproduce the manufacturing parameters of finished products, from taste to visual aspect and texture, which will be analysed by a team of experts including food-processing engineers, flavourists as well as trained internal and external tasting panelists.

The professional kitchen, which is the cornerstone of these new facilities, enables the MANE Culinary Chef to express his full creativity and design personalized solutions for each brand or each product to professionals of the food-processing industry.

The R&D centre is also equipped with a technology hall offering a variable layout since it can host various pilot-scale manufacturing machines to replicate as truthfully as possible the production processes of the leaders of the food industry.

The MANE SA Centre of Excellence in Vouvry is an important evolution in the application of the cutting-edge flavouring technologies developed by the group. It stands as a tangible illustration of the excellence of our R&D efforts for the future of processed foods.