Diageo opens £6.4m Innovation & Research Centre

Diageo opens £6.4m Innovation & Research Centre
Roseanna Cunningham with Diageo whisky specialist George Harper

British brewing giant, Diageo, has opened a new £6.4 million Innovation and Research Centre in Scotland.

Located adjacent to the brewer’s existing International Technical Centre, the new laboratory will home its teams working on science, technology and innovation projects across the drinks industry supply chain.

The teams based at the Innovation and Research Centre will play a leading role in driving innovation in sustainability from grain-to-glass, including distillation, maturation, packaging and logistics, Diageo said.

“For over a century we have been at the forefront of scientific and technological advances in the distilling industry and with these state-of-the-art facilities we are now investing in the next 100 years of innovation and growth,” said David Cutter, Global President for Supply & Procurement and Chief Sustainability Officer at Diageo.

“We have exceptionally talented people and these new laboratories provide a great environment for them to do their best work.

“We are particularly excited about the opportunity to lead the next generation of research into sustainability throughout our supply chain for the future.”

The centre was opened by Roseanna Cunningham, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change & Land Reform.