As part of its focus on Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa, Bunge Loders Croklaan (BLC), a supplier and distributor of edible oils and fats, is opening a Creative Studio in Istanbul.
The state-of-the-art studio will provide on-site support to regional confectionery and bakery manufacturers to co-create innovative new products with sensory appeal, vibrant new flavours, and enhanced nutritional value while staying ahead of constantly-evolving trends, supporting them in the design of exciting new solutions to meet regional tastes.
“Our goal is to be close to our customers and work with them to streamline product development and time-to-market,” says Renee Boerefijn, director of innovation EMEA for BLC. “Whether pioneering products with a balanced nutritional profile or creating more indulgent treats, our Creative Studios help our customers stay ahead of the competition.”
The Istanbul Creative Studio is the latest addition to the existing global network of Creative Experience Centers from BLC’s parent company, headquartered in the St. Louis, Missouri, USA. As well as serving to develop solutions with food manufacturers across bakery, confectionery, culinary, and dairy in collaboration with innovative networks such as Le Cordon Bleu, it will also provide training in specific ancillary issues, such as reformulation of products according to new regulations on things like trans-fats and food safety.