Today, you will find a lot of companies that are promoting themselves as innovative. It seems that innovation has almost become the magic word. But often you'll find that highly acclaimed innovations are only minor product developments that have no particular value.

That's why we have the concept of Real Innovation. To us real innovation is twofold. Real in the sense that we use natural ingredients in our protein solutions. And real in the sense that our solutions must fit closely to what your needs are. In other words: We are able to provide real value for you in your production process or in your products when they hit the shelves.

That's because we have invested heavily in research facilities with industry experts - scientists, food technologists etc. Next to our headquarters in Ankeny, Iowa we have the newest facility - a 20,600 sq. ft. research and innovation centre called the LAB. It houses culinary test kitchens, research laboratories, training rooms, offices and a pilot plant facility where controlled pre-production trials can be done. In addition to the LAB, Essentia has technical centres in Gråsten, Denmark and Granollers, Spain. These centres serve both regional and global customers with innovative research and application services. Essentia’s application experts also regularly participate in on-site, full scale trials at customers’ plants.