World Grain - May 2018 - 18
Richardson International to build innovation center
WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA - Richardson International
is investing more than C$30 million to develop an innovation center in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, that will feature technology and
equipment for research and product development.
"Our goal is that the Richardson Innovation Centre will become
a center for collaboration - as a training facility for our employees
and customers and an education center for food science students and
the culinary community," said Chuck Cohen, senior vice-president of
technology at Richardson.
The four-story, 5,800-square-meter facility will house Richardson's
food development team, product development suites, analytical laboratory and a culinary test and demonstration kitchen. The center will
have a cutting-edge microbiology lab and an extensive quality analysis area, Richardson said.
to focus on innovation such as the increased use of robotics and automation in food packaging and processing. The strategic positioning
of these core departments within the same multi-level space will optimize research, analytical and educational activities and facilitate the
Located at the corner of Westbrook Street and Lombard Avenue,
the Richardson Innovation Centre will be in close proximity to
Construction began in April and is targeted for completion by the
spring of 2020.
The four-story, 5,800-square-meter facility will house Richardson's food
development team, product development suites, analytical laboratory and a
culinary test and demonstration kitchen.
Photo courtesy of Richardson International.
May 2018 / World Grain / www.World-Grain.com