Nestlé strengthens global expertise in confectionery

Nov 22, 2012

Nestlé continues to strengthen its global research and development network with the inauguration of its newly extended Product Technology Centre (PTC) for confectionery in York

Environment Minister, David Heathopened Nestlé’s extended research and development facility following a £7 million investment, further enhancing its role as a global centre of excellence in confectionery research.  

The expanded centre will provide opportunity for more jobs on the back of the investment, including apprenticeships and posts for PhD graduates. 

Environment Minister David Heath said; 
“Yorkshire is a great place to do business and home to some really enterprising people. I want to do all I can to make it easier for them to thrive. Nestlé is helping the Government to identify and overcome the challenges businesses face.”

Professor Stefan Palzer, Managing Director of Nestlé’s global Product Technology Centre for confectionery in York said: “The newly extended Nestlé PTC further strengthens our research and development capabilities for confectionery worldwide.  We are delighted to welcome the Minister today to show how after 150 years since Rowntree’s was created, the City remains a global centre for confectionery.” 

The company’s investment in its PTC in the city of York will enable it to accelerate confectionery product development for the UK and the rest of its worldwide business. 

At the PTC, teams of technologists, scientists, engineers, food chemists, confectioners, nutritionists and other experts work on developing innovative ideas for confectionery, from new manufacturing, raw material processing and packaging methods, to the reformulation of existing products. 

Image: Environment Minister, David Heath