Mondelēz International unveils global technical center in Suzhou

Center is also part of company's global research, development, quality and innovation network in nine locations globally including the US, UK, India, Singapore and Brazil.

Mondelēz International today unveiled its global technical center in Suzhou to strengthen its product research and development in China.

The technical center, which expanded from the current Suzhou R&D Center that was first set up in 2009, is part of the company’s previously announced US$65 million investment in its R&D hubs to strengthen and accelerate growth and innovation. It didn't reveal the investment value for the Suzhou facility. 

The center is also part of Mondelēz International's global research, development, quality and innovation network which spans nine locations globally including the US, UK, India, Singapore and Brazil.

"We’re focusing our investment in research, equipment and capabilities, driving innovation to support our growth strategy, margin and quality platforms, and the increased scale at the Suzhou facility will enable us to more quickly address evolving consumer needs,” Rob Hargrove, executive vice president of Research, Development, Quality and Innovation at Mondelēz International, said in a statement. 

Stephen Maher, president of Mondelēz China, said "This means that China will be the first market to enjoy the results of the research here and China’s unique, diverse urban and rural demographics and rapidly changing market environment will also provide first-hand insights, timely feedback .... for product research and development." 

The Suzhou technical center will employ more than 100 scientists, engineers and specialists from all over the world.

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