Austrian food company, Agrana, is investing €3.4 million R&D as it looks to develop new products in its fruit, starch and sugar business segments.
The company maintains seventeen development centres around the world for its fruit preparations business. Two of these, based in Mitry-Mory, France and Gleisdorf, Austria, are new product development centres and will benefit from this new investment.
The France-based centre has benefited from the addition of a 700 m2 laboratory space following a €2.6 million investment.
In Tulln, the company has invested €800,000 in its Agrana Research & Innovation Centre, its main research and development subsidiary. Works are still ongoing and will create a further 300 m2 for research purposes by the end of the year.