Global High Tech Manufacturer Flavourtech Opens Pilot Plant in the Netherlands

Australian innovator accelerates food solutions in the Dutch agrifood ecosystem

The Australia-based process technology company Flavourtech has expanded to the Netherlands to further develop its agrifood technology and to better serve its European customers. The company has opened an office in the city of Ede and a pilot plant at the Wageningen University and Research (WUR), both in the Food Valley region and part of the Dutch agrifood ecosystem.

Technology for sustainable food solutions

Flavourtech is a global technology manufacturer specializing in aroma recovery, extraction and evaporation solutions for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. The company’s innovative technology solutions enable the production of high quality end products that possess all the natural flavor.

Flavourtech’s original quest was to develop a processing solution to remove sulphur from grape juice in the wine making process, which has revolutionised the taste, smell, and quality of the products consumers around the world eat, drink, and use to improve their health on a daily basis, the company says. It’s technology contributes to better nutrition and the future of food.

Leon Skaliotis, General Manager at Flavourtech, adds: ‘With further applications and success also being achieved in other industries, including fruit and vegetables, dairy and pharmaceutical.’

Flavourtech develops, produces and sells the machines for extraction processes to food and beverage producers. The company exports to more than 60 countries around the world, supported by its global network of offices, distributors and agents.

Collaboration in the Dutch food ecosystem

At the pilot plant, Flavourtech will provide companies with the possibility to upscale production volumes. ‘We’re looking forward to collaborating with the university, startups, research institutes and companies in the Food Valley ecosystem. The available knowledge has been an important reason for our move to the East of the Netherlands,’ says Leon Skaliotis, General Manager Flavourtech.

Sriram Karuturi, European Operations Manager at Flavourtech adds: ‘We’re happy to set up store at Wageningen Campus and look forward to the collaborations. We hope to add value and learn from other companies on the campus.’ Organizations on Wageningen Campus have easy access to the knowledge of world-renowned scientific experts from Wageningen University & Research and from the other R&D research centers on campus.

Support from the Invest in Holland network

In their expansion to the Netherlands, Flavourtech was assisted by the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA) and Oost NL, both partners in the national Invest in Holland network. Support was also provided by Wageningen University & Research, Labnest, municipalities of Wageningen and Ede and Kadans Science Partner. These parties helped to connect Flavourtech to the relevant services and partners in the Dutch agrifood ecosystem.

Skaliotis: ‘The assistance provided by different parties in Food Valley has been an affirmation of our decision to move our pilot plant to Wageningen.’

Source: Oost NL

30 November 2022

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