The Product Technology Centre (PTC) in York is part of Nestlé's global network of Research Centres. The York PTC is Nestlé’s centre of excellence for chocolate, sugar confectionery and biscuits focusing on lighter eating, luxury gifting and popularly positioned products (PPP).
The PTC York is responsible for developing new technologies and innovative products, as well as providing help and technical assistance to Nestlé operating companies around the world. The PTC currently employs 150-200 people including engineers, technologists, confectioners, technicians, nutritionists made up of over 30 nationalities.
The heart of the PTC is the Pilot Plant, a miniature factory which simulates manufacturing processes on a smaller scale. Here we can look at the development of new equipment and technologies and of new or reformulated products, as well as training and education of global Nestle confectionery staff.
New developments and modifications of existing products are created in the development laboratory and confectionery kitchen. These products, designed to delight our consumers, are tasted and evaluated by trained sensory panels.
The work at York PTC is essential for the continuous improvement of quality, nutritional profile, sustainability and affordability so our consumers continue to enjoy their Nestlé products.