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Symega Food Ingredients establishes advanced tech centre in Bengaluru
Symega Food Ingredients has opened a technology centre in Bengaluru. The Kerala-based company envisaged an expansion and made its entry into Karnataka. The facility, located within the Cessna Business Park in Bengaluru, is an advanced facility with application and sensory evaluation of innovative food and beverage research and development.
The new technology centre is envisaged to be a facility to co-create; where the marketing and technical teams from food and beverage companies work alongside Symega’s experts to develop products and conduct sensory evaluation using a sample pool of target consumers.
The facility is equipped with a well-appointed creation lab, trial kitchen, dedicated pilot-scale plants for baked goods, confectionery, dairy and beverages, presentation studio, and labs for technical research. It will be housed by a 30-member team, including chefs, flavourists, application specialists, food technologists, regulatory experts, market insights professionals and other functional specialists.
“As consumers’ tastes and preferences continue to evolve and competition in each market segment intensifies, innovation is the core to having a differentiated positioning,” said Paolo George, director, Symega Food Ingredients.
“With its cosmopolitan culture and renowned infrastructure, Bengaluru is emerging as a hotspot for innovation, for leading food and beverage brands and food-based start-ups. The long-term strategic benefits offered by such an ecosystem prompted Symega to choose Bengaluru for its facility,” he added.
The company was established in 2006 at Kolenchery, near Kochi, and is positioned as one of the youngest among sensory solutions manufacturers in India, and one of the very few to have a dedicated innovation centre for research and development. The facility, according to the company is said to enhance efficiency and effectiveness in supporting new product development by its customers. The team and the infrastructure further accelerates its effort of being the most preferred partner for food and beverage innovation.
A part of the Synthite Industries, the world leader in value-added spices and spice derivatives, Symega Food Ingredients is engaged in developing and marketing sensory solutions and specialty ingredients for food and beverage manufacturers. With an extensive portfolio covering flavours, natural colours, seasonings, spice blends and culinary products, Symega caters to the leading Indian and multi-national brands across diverse segments such as bakery, confectionery, snacks, oats and noodles, dairy, beverages and food service.