Groundbreaking Developments are Underway at Synergy Flavors

Wauconda, Ill. – Synergy Flavors Inc., a leading supplier of flavors, extracts and essences for the global food and beverage industry, is excited to announce the groundbreaking of its new savory innovation center at its U.S. headquarters in Wauconda, Ill.

“In May 2021, we acquired Innova Flavors to better meet our customers’ growing demands for savory ingredients, natural flavorings and expanded plant-based offerings,” Vice President of R&D and Innovation Mike Brown said. “This expansion brings all of our business segments under one roof, strengthening our offerings and positioning us to better serve our customers.”

The new 12,500-square-foot savory innovation center will feature dedicated space for flavor development, laboratories where customers are welcome to work alongside Synergy’s technical team and a state-of-the-art applications lab that will replicate its customers’ commercial kitchens and processing conditions. It will also include a culinary demonstration kitchen for Synergy to host tasting and innovation sessions with its customers.

A pilot plant for customer sample production, scale-up and flavor intermediates will be housed inside the savory center. The plant will feature pilot spray dryers, flavor reactors, vacuum drying and retort capabilities.

This expansion follows last year’s addition to Synergy’s research and development center for the sweet, beverage and nutrition markets. Synergy’s continuous infrastructure investments support its focus on target markets, as well as its commitment to ongoing collaboration and innovation with its customers.

“The new savory center will increase efficiency and allow for greater cross-functional collaboration between the teams,” President and CEO Rod Sowders said. “We continue to make significant investments in our future, to continue to be the go-to flavor company for all of our customers’ product line needs.”

Construction began on the savory innovation center in July and is expected to be completed December 2022.

About Synergy Flavors: Synergy Flavors Inc. is a leading supplier of flavors, extracts and essences, and a member of the Irish-based Carbery Group, an international food ingredients and cheese company. Synergy creates innovative flavors and taste solutions in a full range of natural, artificial and organic designations for growing food and beverage manufacturers worldwide. In addition to multiple locations in the U.S., Synergy has production, R&D and technical facilities in Ireland, UK, Italy, Thailand, Indonesia and Brazil.


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