Nestlé strengthens research capabilities
Nestlé has announced changes that it will bring together its two scientific discovery units in order to strengthen its research and development operations.
The Nestlé Research Center and Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences will be joined up to build one organisation – Nestlé Research.
Combining the two research facilities is expected to bring the company’s research work to “a new level”.
Nestlé’s researchers collaborate with world-leading scientists at local and international academic institutions, enabling them to make impactful scientific discoveries and to advance the quality of Nestlé’s products.
Nestlé CEO Mark Schneider, commented: "Nestlé’s success is built on meeting fast-changing consumer demand around the world. In this dynamic environment innovation leadership is key to winning in the marketplace.
"Strengthening our discovery research capabilities will give us an edge when it comes to developing the technologies for the next generation of must-have products."
Nestlé Research will be based in Lausanne, Switzerland and will employ approximately 800 people. It will consist of three major research institutes: Health Sciences, Material Sciences and Food Safety & Analytical Sciences.
The scientific discoveries of Nestlé Research are translated by Nestlé’s category-specific Product and Technology Centers into innovations fueling business growth. An example of such an innovation is the recently launched chocolate bar Milkybar Wowsomes.
It contains Nestlé’s new structured sugar which reduces the sugar content in the chocolate by 30% while using only natural ingredients and no sweeteners. This innovation was based on the work of research teams in Switzerland.