(DENMARK)

One of the world’s biggest dairy companies has opened a carbon neutral food innovation centre in Denmark.

Arla Foods is an international cooperative of 12000 farmers, which supplies brands to more than 100 countries.

The new centre in Aarhus will support the company’s 2020 strategy for the UK, where 2,500 of its farmers are based, to increase awareness of its brands.

“The innovation centre is a fantastic example of Arla achieving its business ambitions and creating better returns for its farmer owners. Our UK Strategy 2020 has some tough targets but this new facility will help us on our journey. We already work collaboratively with the global innovation team and UK strategic customers but we can now accelerate the time it takes from concept to shelf for new or improved branded and own-label products to UK consumers,” said Tomas Pietrangeli, Managing Director of Arla Foods UK.

The centre will include a number of laboratories, creative zones, a customer collaboration area and will develop innovative packaging and technology solutions to make it easier to transport products across continents.

Arlo CEO Peder Tuborgh said “the best innovator wins” in the food industry, at yesterday’s opening – which received the royal seal of approval.

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