We’ve recently unveiled our upgraded Beverage Centre of Excellence in Exeter, Devon.
The move is part of our wider strategy to partner with British beverage companies via leading-edge innovation and best-in-class service.
A previous significant milestone in this strategy was our acquisition by Symrise, a global leader in the flavour and fragrance industry, in July 2017.
Nick Russell, Managing Director of Symrise UK, explains: “The UK is the most dynamic beverage market in Europe. To win in this space you need a strong local footprint to provide innovative, fit-for-market solutions quickly and effectively. This new Centre of Excellence further expands our ability to do this.”
Our upgraded Centre of Excellence includes a lab area that has doubled in size, state-of-the-art beverage application equipment and a new ambient warehouse creating room for further production enhancement.
The ribbon was officially cut by Nick Russell and Paul Isherwood, Head of Technical & Quality at the SHS Group Drinks Division – a long-time customer of Symrise.
During the opening event, customers were invited to take a tour of our upgraded facilities, participate in a presentation and roundtable discussion on the future of craft beverages in the UK and taste consumer-validated beverage prototypes that featured Symrise Code of Nature® solutions.