Novozymes inaugurates new R&D center and office in India

The R&D center will undertake protein engineering work and will act as a resource base for the company’s global discovery projects. The center will also serve as an application technology excellence center.

21. November 2010

BANGALORE, INDIA – November 22, 2010 – Novozymes, the world’s largest producer of industrial enzymes, today opened its new state-of-the art research & development center and office at Whitefield in Bangalore, India.

The R&D center will undertake protein engineering work for Novozymes’ global requirements and will act as a resource base for the company’s global discovery projects. The center will also serve as an application technology excellence center for Novozymes’ global juice and wine industry requirements.

The new center was inaugurated by Novozymes’ Chief Executive Officer Steen Riisgaard and Executive Vice President for Research & Development Per Falholt.

The new Novozymes building will house its Indian operations, including global support services and the R&D center.

“Our Indian management team has found a facility that can accommodate both the needs of the Indian business in order to deliver on our growth promise and the growing demand for global shared services. We believe that this space creates a prominent landmark for Novozymes in India and is geared to accommodate the growth of Novozymes in India in coming years,” says G.S. Krishnan, Novozymes’ Regional President – India.

Inaugurating the new R&D complex, Per Falholt said: “We have created a modern research center for Novozymes in India. This center will play an important role in our efforts toward discovering new applications and technologies globally and locally.”

The R&D center will undertake protein engineering work for Novozymes’ global requirements and will act as a resource base for the company’s global discovery projects. The center will also serve as an application technology excellence center for Novozymes’ global juice and wine industry requirements. The center is actively innovating food applications for the Indian market by undertaking research to understand local needs in India. The center foresees an important role in the Indian market for enzymatic applications in various industries.

Novozymes is the largest supplier of industrial enzymes and microorganisms in India, catering to requirements in the detergent, food, feed, textile, leather, oils & fats, beverage alcohol, and biofuel industries. India is an important region for the company’s future growth plans. Novozymes can help companies to make more from less as the company’s enzymes and microorganisms save energy and raw materials while reducing waste. The result is higher productivity, lower costs, and a better environment.

Novozymes is looking to the Indian office to support its global operations, from administration to management and research & development. Novozymes India began its operations in 1983 with two employees operating from a business center. Since then the Indian operations have grown into an organization spread across three sites in India covering manufacturing, business functions, a shared service center, and R&D.