Kuala Lumpur/National News Agency of Malaysia -- CP Kelco, a producer of specialty hydrocolloid solutions, has opened its South Asia Hub & Dairy Beverage Center of Excellence (COE) in Singapore, at 151 Lorong Chuan #04-01A, Lobby A, New Tech Park, Singapore 556741.

This move to a new and expanded space demonstrates CP Kelco's commitment to "Growing Asia with Innovation," while strengthening the company's global innovation footprint, said a statement issued in Singapore.

"As CP Kelco's first COE based in Asia, the facility in Singapore enables us to strategically implement the transfer of technology from our other research facilities and innovate locally to further the success of our customers in the East," said Didier Viala, senior vice president, Growth & Innovation at CP Kelco.

The South Asia Hub serves as a cross-functional support center for customers in Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the rest of Southeast Asia, as well as India, Australia and New Zealand.

The Dairy Beverage COE strengthens CP Kelco's leadership position by bringing its expertise in this application space closer to customers in Asia, the statement added.

The opening ceremony featured remarks by CP Kelco executive leaders and a site tour allowing visitors to learn about the vision for the new facility, capabilities of the new laboratories and added functions of the South Asia Hub.