Mondelēz International is to invest $5 million in its global technical centre in Wroclaw, Poland, only 18 months after it was originally opened.

This plant will now serve as an R&D Hub for a wide range of the company’s global brands such as Oreo, belVita, Cadbury Dairy Milk, Toblerone and Trident.

In total, the Wroclaw Center will be home to over 200 experts including scientists and engineers. The site is equipped with a large pilot plant for chocolate and biscuits, as well as a dedicated pilot plant for gum and candy on top of analytical and sensory labs.

Rob Hargrove, executive vice president of Research, Development & Quality, said: “Our mission at Mondelēz International is simple – to offer consumers the right snack, for the right moment, made the right way and our global Technical Center network is crucial to support this. Poland is one of our most important markets in Central Europe, with an impressive manufacturing network, and Wroclaw is a modern city that’s open to investments. Now, with the exciting extension to Gum and Candy, we are creating approximately 50 new jobs here.”