Synergy Flavors breaks ground on savory innovation center

Synergy Flavors Inc. broke ground on its new 12,500-square-foot savory innovation center in Wauconda.

Synergy Flavors Inc. (Wauconda, IL) broke ground on its new 12,500-square-foot savory innovation center in Wauconda. The center will have a dedicated area for flavor development where customers can work alongside Synergy’s technical team as well as an applications lab that will replicate its customers’ commercial kitchens and processing conditions. The new site will also feature a culinary demonstration kitchen for Synergy to host tasting and innovation sessions with its customers. More features include a pilot plant for customer sample production, scale-up, and flavor intermediates, spray dryers, flavor reactors, vacuum drying, and retort capabilities.

“In May 2021, we acquired Innova Flavors to better meet our customers’ growing demands for savory ingredients, natural flavorings and expanded plant-based offerings,” said Mike Brown, vice president of R&D and innovation,in a press release. “This expansion brings all of our business segments under one roof, strengthening our offerings and positioning us to better serve our customers.”

Constructionis expected to be completed December 2022.