Cadbury Adams has signed a 16-year lease for a new science and technology centre that will be built in Hanover Township, in the state of New Jersey, US for confectionery innovation.The facility will support the company's confectionery innovation initiatives. Construction of the multi-million dollar facility will begin next month, with completion scheduled in the second half of 2005.
The 148,000-square-foot facility will house laboratories where the company will develop new gum, mint, and candy products. It also will include a pilot plant for new technology assessment and process development, a 'sensory' area for taste testing, and laboratories for product development research.
"Moving into a state-of-the-art science and technology center that gives us the opportunity to grow will go far in helping Cadbury Adams realize our goal of being the confectionery leader in the Americas," said Dr. Barbara Raphael, senior vice president of Science and Technology at Cadbury Adams.
Cadbury Adams says it aims to strengthen its innovation capabilities with the facility and push its growth agenda farther. Relying heavily on the work of its science and technology centre, the company intends to pursue an innovation agenda that will add to a crop of recent confectionery launches.
The company sought a location that would be close to both its Parsippany, New Jersey, headquarters and its current science and technology center. Moving only a short distance from the current science and technology center, employees should feel little disruption.
Cadbury Adams USA LLC, based in Parsippany, NJ, is the US confectionery business unit of London-based confectionery giant Cadbury Schweppes, which markets branded confectionery and beverage products in approximately 200 countries.