ADM, a global leader in human and animal nutrition is set to open a new Customer Creation and Innovation Centre (CCIC) in Manchester. The centre will serve as a UK hub for food innovation and build upon ADM’s strong presence in the UK.

With a state-of-the-art kitchen, chef’s presentation theatre and flavour development lab, ADM is expanding its culinary capabilities and food solutions into new savoury culinary innovations for the UK, in addition to providing continued support for the beverage, sweet goods and dairy sectors.

The project was in collaboration with MIDAS, Manchester’s Inward Investment Agency.

Bringing together the new local facility and technology with ADM’s full global pantry of ingredients and solutions enables ADM chefs, food scientists and flavourists to provide unique expertise into the growing alternative protein arena, developing pioneering savoury plant-based product offerings that meet consumers’ high sensory expectations and evolving wellness demands.

The 800 square-metre CCIC cultivates collaboration with customers – from food manufacturers to food service – fostering innovative development.

Chris Poole, Managing Director of ADM says “The opening of our new Customer Creation and Innovation Centre provides a unique synergistic space to further our commitment to push the boundaries of food and beverage formulation, while also delivering on authentic culinary experiences. With the UK market on track for steady growth in 2023 and beyond, ADM is perfectly positioned to service all our customers’ needs.”

The new CCIC demonstrates ADM’s continued dedication to nutrition innovation that can support the needs of a growing population and future generations.