Quarterly Industry Focus
Economic Insight Q2 2017

New Innovation Centres to Serve Customers Better

Jebsen & Jessen Ingredients has launched two new regional centres of innovation in Bangkok, Thailand to help customers and principals in the consumer and coating industries bring and adapt products to the South East Asian market faster and more effectively.
Together, the innovation centres will see 12 dedicated scientists and technicians leveraging a range of cutting-edge analysis and prototyping equipment in the S$1.1 million laboratories. This includes the first innovation centre by Jebsen & Jessen Ingredients that caters to the personal care and food industries, and the most advanced and highly equipped laboratory for the coating sector.
The new 230sqm Consumer Industries Innovation Centre features two laboratories that support customers in the food and personal care industries by innovating and designing new product applications from principals’ ingredients. The 400sqm Coating Innovation Centre for the paint and coating industries also offers cutting-edge technical, application as well as formulation support. “Having these innovation centres located in the region helps our customers and principals innovate, formulate and adapt faster to the dynamic ASEAN markets,” said Marc Deschamps, Regional Managing Director & CEO of Jebsen & Jessen Ingredients. “Besides having ingredients adapted to specific local needs and palates of South East Asian customers and consumers, we can also provide technical assistance and support within the same time zone and conduct testing more quickly. A critical success factor of these labs is that we can invite and train customers in their own home region, together with our supplier partners. Our training centre offers a modern and exciting laboratory environment for hands-on experience, where theory and practice go hand in hand.