Knechtel, Inc. USA announced the launch of a strategic alliance with The Aurora Ceres® Partnership Ltd., UK. The collaboration brings together a synergistic range of services and capabilities to help drive innovation in the food, confectionery, pharma, and beverage industries.

Knechtel, Inc. is one of the largest full-service international consulting firms supporting Innovation and Product Development from ideation through commercialization since 1957. Its 27,000 sq² pilot facility and in-house equipment enables Knechtel to support product development initiatives from preliminary bench-top, to scale-up, and full commercial production runs. 

Knechtel, Inc. approaches and reviews each project individually to co-develop a custom approach thereby meeting the products’ and client’s specific needs and time table. 

Established in 2015, The Aurora Ceres® Partnership Ltd offers dynamic solutions, utilising its associate network, to fast-track innovation in the food, beverage, and associated industries. The Aurora Ceres employs its bespoke ACTIONTM Technology Scouting process and trendACTION TM insights to help product developers and food and drink manufacturers enable the trends and solve challenges today, for tomorrow’s world.

The Aurora Ceres aligns five decades of business process, NPD, project management and innovation management expertise. This, combined with front-line consultancy experience across major industry sectors, and significantly food and drink manufacture, means that The Aurora Ceres is uniquely placed to enable incremental through to step-change innovation.

This partnership aims to bring an enhanced range of knowledge, experience, capabilities, and services to both Knechtel, Inc and The Aurora Ceres Partnership Ltd clients’ and strengthen the trans-Atlantic footprints of each organization. Together, the Innovation, Product Development and Commercialization needs of a NEW PRODUCT can efficiently and cost effectively be met.