Mark Schneider, chief executive of Nestlé S.A. and Phil Murphy, Governor of New Jersey, mark the opening

Nestlé Health Science has inaugurated a Product Technology Centre with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the facility in Bridgewater, US. The event marks the completion of a three-year $70 million investment to establish a global research and development hub that will develop the company’s offerings in nutritional science.

The facility will become the main global technological base for Nestlé Health Science, explained Thomas Hauser, senior vice president and head of Global Product & Technology Development: “The opening of the Nestlé Product Technology Centre comes at an exciting time, when the potential for science-based nutritional solutions is accelerating.

“With this advanced centre leading the way, we’re able to leverage Nestlé’s global R&D efforts here in New Jersey to rapidly translate science into innovation for consumers, patients and healthcare professionals. We’re also advantaged by the fact that the facility is co-located with the US headquarters of Nestlé Health Science, allowing for deep integration between the R&D and commercial sides of the business in our largest market.”

Home to more than 170 employees, the Bridgewater facility is equipped with advanced capabilities across the R&D lifecycle. This includes prototyping and sensory science.