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METAROM France is doubling the size of its innovation space!

On October 9, 2019, in the presence of its partners, METAROM France inaugurated a new 500m2 space dedicated to innovation. This is an important step in the development of the group which is invested in addressing the food challenges of the future: Natural, Nutritious, and Delightful!

Flavors and caramels that are “Prepared with Love”

The family-owned business METAROM is

  • two distinct business lines : food flavourings and specialty caramels;

  • an R&D team of around 20 employees with the same passion: taste!

Between 2014 and 2018, METAROM France had already invested €2.6 million in a project to expand and modernize its site in Amiens to respond to its development.

In 2019, doubling the space devoted to Research and Development (R&D) was the logical next step in this development. This project demonstrates the company’s desire to provide its customers with “tailor-made” solutions and regularly offer them new products. To support its activity, the R & D team has created four permanent positions over the last two years, which has led to the creation of four new production positions.

Innovating on a daily basis

A total budget of € 1 million has been allocated to developing these new spaces in order to support the Group’s strategic priorities:

  • Naturalness : the space dedicated to the development of aromatic extracts has been increased threefold to reinforce this longstanding expertise and contribute to the development of natural aromatic solutions ;

  • Health : To anticipate consumers’ changing expectations, the spaces devoted to creating new flavours, to sensory analysis and the implementation laboratory have been modernized. They support the launch of the new ACTI’SENS range. With these new aromatic solutions METAROM Group accompanies manufacturers in their nutritional reformulations, to create products that have less fat and sugar but the same great taste;

  • Delicacy : the new development spaces dedicated to caramels support, among other things, the launch of a new range of stable fillings for cooking which are tasty and unique on the market.

 A project in line with corporate development

This investment was also developed with the objective of promoting the well-being of employees. The ergonomics of workstations and olfactory comfort have been taken into account with the installation of latest generation equipment.

Lastly, the METAROM France R&D teams are working closely with different universities and schools in the area.  This new platform will benefit future cooperation.

*Prepared with love

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