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SPX FLOW establishes food processing innovation center in Shanghai, China

FBR Staff Writer Published 07 April 2016

Food processing equipment supplier SPX FLOW has set up a new innovation center in Shanghai, China, to help producers create innovative dairy products and beverages.

The facility can test new product formulations to aid producers in introducing their creations to the market more quickly, thereby providing a competitive edge to their business.

SPX FLOW Innovation Center provides food and beverage manufacturers modern facilities to run trials and tests of new processes and recipes before advancing to full scale production.

The facilities will include a wide range of pilot thermal processing, mixing, dispersion, separation and other processing technologies, for food producers to set up optimal conditions and ensure that their products turn out with necessary characteristics to satisfy consumer demands.

SPX FLOW president and CEO Marc Michael said: "Innovation in food and beverage processing is at the heart of SPX FLOW. The investment we have made in the new Shanghai facility is designed to support the growing nutritional beverage market in this region and give vital, local support to our customers.

"We are not just a technology supplier; we are a partner for growth and will continue to work hard to help define future markets as well as support them."

The new center in Shanghai is supported by local and global food, beverage and technology specialists helping the company in offering improved processes for smooth production. SPX FLOW's other centers are located in Denmark and France.

SPX FLOW offers highly engineered flow components, process equipment and turn-key systems, apart from related aftermarket parts and services, for the food and beverage, power and energy and industrial end markets.