In response to increased demand for its taste solutions and to support its highly valued customers, FONA International is opening a new facility in Irvine, Calif. 

The Irvine location includes laboratory space for flavor creation and applications as well as meeting and educational space. 

The California location joins a list of other FONA locations and partnerships around the globe, including China, Canada, Australia and the UK. The grand opening in California comes a year after the company announced a $14 million expansion at its headquarters in Geneva, Ill.

“Supporting the growth of our customers is essential for us. Speed to market matters more than ever. This new facility will allow us to work side-by-side as we create and innovate to make tomorrow’s products, together,” said Manon Daoust, Executive Vice President. “We are thrilled to bring our dare-to-be-different approach even closer to support our West Coast partners.”