Potato Processor Lamb Weston opens a new Innovation Center in Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands

from left to right: Mike Smith (Chief Operations Officer, Lamb Weston), Frank Petter, Mayor of the municipal Bergen op Zoom (NL), Marc Schroeder (President International, Lamb Weston)

Lamb Weston opens new Innovation Center in Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands. From Left to Right: Mike Smith (Chief Operations Officer, Lamb Weston), Frank Petter, Mayor of the municipal Bergen op Zoom (NL), Marc Schroeder (President International, Lamb Weston)

June 12, 2023
Lamb Weston EMEA opened its new Innovation Center in Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands, on 8 June 8, 2023 in the presence of employees, suppliers and the mayor of the city. This new facility enhances the company’s ability to develop and test new products and processes on a small scale, accelerating Lamb Weston’s innovation worldwide.

Featuring a small scale production line, or pilot line, the new innovation center offers the opportunity to innovate products using different potato varieties, cutting techniques, product shapes and flavours. And it also gives Lamb Weston EMEA the opportunity to test sustainable production techniques that may lead to less use of energy and water.
 
Lamb Weston Innovation Center in Bergen op Zoom (the Netherlands)

Lamb Weston Innovation Center in Bergen op Zoom (the Netherlands)

Marc Schroeder, President International of Lamb Weston:
 
"This Innovation Center enables us to bring even more and better initiatives to our customers and consumers, driving best in class product and processing innovation to deliver our loved potato products to more people, in a more sustainable way."
Frank Petter, Mayor of Bergen op Zoom:
 
"This Innovation Center is located in the center of an innovative hub with the DAB (Delta Agriculture Business) and agri/technical schools. This already turned out to be a perfect breeding ground for new ideas in the past and also gives further growth opportunities in our total agri/food sector."
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