By Bakers Journal
February 4 marked Puratos’ 100th birthday. This milestone will be celebrated by its 9,500 employees across the 70 countries where the group is present.
To honour its century-long commitment to research and development, Puratos will launch three new innovation centres across three continents in 2020. To continue its international expansion and engagement with emerging markets, Puratos also signed two new joint ventures in Kenya and Ethiopia in January. The group looks forward to the next 100 years with a strong commitment to consumers and their future generations, as well as a continued focus on innovation, health and well-being.
Commenting on this important event for the group, Puratos CEO Daniel Malcorps said in a press release: “Our centenary is an opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to our vision and our values: a robust scientific approach, a constant quest for innovation, with health and well-being as a cornerstone and a deep-rooted belief in the valuable role that food plays in society.”
Today, Puratos invests 2.7 per cent of its annual turnover in R&D and the group employs more than 1,000 scientists in over 70 R&D centres and 90 innovation centres across the globe.
Complementing these efforts in 2020 will be the launch of three new innovation centres to be built in Taiwan, Brazil and Mexico.