Nestle S.A. will invest $53 million to establish a new building that will expand the existing R&D facility in Solon, Ohio.
The new center will be designated as a global Product Technology Center (PTC), dedicated to frozen and chilled foods research, and will serve Nestle’s businesses worldwide.
The new building will be located on 18 acres in a park-like setting off of Solon’s Cannon Road. The glass-faced facility will house offices and labs for approximately 100 scientific, professional and technical staff.[ Also Read: GM to Hire 1,000 Tech Employees for Innovation Center ]
The 144,000 square foot building also will include a pilot plant where new recipes and the latest technologies will be tested and evaluated. Construction is expected to begin this summer and Nestle expects the new facility to be operational in late 2014.