Ajinomoto opens Customer Application Center in Illinois

October 11, 2012

Ajinomoto North America Inc. has opened the doors of its new Customer Application Center in Itasca, Ill., on Oct. 8, 2012. The Center will serve as a hub of innovation, allowing Ajinomoto to transfer technologies developed in the company’s central research and development facilities in ways that meet the market tastes and demands of the North American market.

“Our new facility in Illinois represents an important step forward in Ajinomoto’s global strategy to create regional technology centers that adapt our products and create synergy with local tastes and food trends,” said Takashi Nagamachi, Member of the Board and Corporate Senior Vice President, Ajinomoto Co. Inc.

The new Customer Application Center will be instrumental in a variety of customer-focused efforts, such as developing prototypes that showcase Ajinomoto ingredients, as well as investigating new ingredient applications that meet demands of the North American market. Particularly important is the value the Center will offer Ajinomoto customers, providing an extension of their own product development teams, both to develop new consumer products and to quickly address pressing formulation challenges.

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