Puratos opens new innovation centre in Chicago
Puratos announced the opening of its newest Innovation Centre in the up-and-coming Pilsen neighbourhood of Chicago. The company invested $1.5 million into this new 6,700-square-foot facility, Puratos’ sixth innovation centre in the United States. Puratos operates 88 such Innovation centre globally to help reach customers in the more than 100 countries it serves and to spark creativity and innovation among commercial bakery, patisserie and chocolate makers.
This new facility will welcome professionals who are interested in honing their skills. Specialized training enables participants to improve the current product range, develop new recipes or benchmark products compared to their competition.
The innovation labs are outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment such as MIWE ovens, Rondo sheeters, spiral mixers and Koma retarders. The patisserie section includes a Koma blast freezer and chocolate tempering machines. The entire facility is temperature- and humidity-controlled.