Company News

Tuesday 22 MayBenjamin Adam

We’ve opened a Centre of Excellence

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.