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New Innovation Centres to Serve Customers Better
Monday, November 14, 2016

PRESS RELEASE

 
Singapore, 14 November 2016 – Diversified industrial group, Jebsen & Jessen (SEA), has launched two new regional centres of innovation under its ingredient business unit to help customers and principals in the consumer and coating industries bring and adapt products to the South East Asian market faster and more effectively. 
 
Situated in two locations along the thriving Sukhumvit district of Bangkok, Thailand, the innovation centres will have 12 dedicated scientists and technicians leveraging a range of cutting edge analysis and prototyping equipment in the S$1.1 million laboratories. This is the first innovation centre by Jebsen & Jessen Ingredients catering to the personal care and food industries, and the most advanced and highly equipped laboratory for the coating sector.
 
The new 230 sq.m. Consumer Industries Innovation Centre includes two different laboratory environments serving the food as well as the personal care industries. These two labs support customers in innovating and designing new product applications by experimenting with our principals’ ingredients so that they are equipped to face new food and personal care market demands and exciting consumer offers. 
 
The 400 sq.m.  Coating Innovation Centre, offers cutting-edge technical, application as well as formulation support to customers and manufacturers in the paint and coating industries.
 
“Having these innovation centres located in the region helps our customers and principals innovate, formulate and adapt faster to the dynamic ASEAN markets,” said Marc Deschamps, Regional Managing Director & CEO of Jebsen & Jessen Ingredients. “Besides having ingredients adapted to specific local needs and palates of South East Asian customers and consumers, we can also provide technical assistance and support within the same time-zone and conduct testing more quickly. A critical success factor of these labs is that we can invite and train customers in their own home region, together with our supplier partners.  Our training centre offers a modern and exciting laboratory environment for ‘hands on’ experience, where theory and practice go hand in hand.”
 
In these new facilities, Jebsen & Jessen Ingredients is now also able to produce samples and prototypes within the region and conduct batch testing of products as well as to custom formulate principals’ ingredients for customers, while providing prompt technical support and trouble-shooting.
 
Jebsen & Jessen Ingredients is strategically expanding its role by offering value-added services like research and application development to customers and principals. Having the right infrastructure on-hand is an important growth factor for many companies in the industry.