Lamb Weston EMEA opened its new Innovation Center in the city of Bergen op Zoom in the Netherlands on 8 June 2023. Present were employees, suppliers and the mayor of the city. The new facility enhances the company’s ability to develop and test new products and processes on a small scale, accelerating Lamb Weston’s innovation worldwide.
Featuring a small scale production line, or pilot line, the new innovation center offers the opportunity to innovate products using different potato varieties, cutting techniques, chip shapes and flavours. And it also gives Lamb Weston EMEA the opportunity to test sustainable production techniques that may lead to less use of energy and water.
Marc Schroeder, President International of Lamb Weston: “This Innovation Center enables us to bring even more and better initiatives to our customers and consumers, driving best in class product and processing innovation to deliver our loved potato products to more people, in a more sustainable way.”
Frank Petter, Mayor of Bergen op Zoom: “This Innovation Center is located in the center of an innovative hub with the DAB (Delta Agriculture Business) and agri/technical schools. This already turned out to be a perfect breeding ground for new ideas in the past and also gives further growth opportunities in our total agri/food sector.
Source: Lamb Weston
Picture: From left to right: Mike Smith (Chief Operations Officer, Lamb Weston), Frank Petter (Mayor of the municipal Bergen op Zoom – NL), Marc Schroeder (President International, Lamb Weston). Credit Lamb Weston.