PLAINSBORO, NJ — DSM-Firmenich opened a pilot plant in Plainsboro, NJ, where the company will collaborate with food and beverage brands to enable them to produce and quickly scale their products.

Part of DSM- Firmenich’s taste, texture and health business unit, the new facility will focus on producing beverages in such applications as juices, ready-to-drink coffee and tea, sports beverages, carbonated soft beverages, sparkling water and energy beverages, as well as dairy and plant-based products, such as milks, creamers and protein shakes.

The facility is located adjacent to the company’s development labs, as well as its consumer sensory lab and focus group room. There also is a conference room with a view of the facility.

“This new facility will help us deliver on our ambition to bring progress to life by enabling our customers to make even more innovative foods and beverages that are delicious, nutritious and sustainable,” said Maurizio Clementi, executive vice president for taste, texture and health at DSM-Firmenich. “Our fully equipped pilot plant is a powerful next step in our vision for our taste, texture and health North American headquarters, allowing us to partner even more impactfully with customers to create the next generation of consumer food and beverage experiences that are good for people and the planet. Our state-of-the-art facility will be a vibrant place where passion and expertise meet.”