Puratos' Central Region Team hosted over 100 customers and members of the media on October 28th, 2019 to celebrate the Grand Opening of the Sixth Innovation Center in the USA.
The new $1.5 million facility is strategically located in the up-and-coming neighborhood of Pilsen, 15 minutes driving from downtown Chicago and conveniently located near two major airports, Midway and O'Hare. This new 6,700-square-foot of open-concept space is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, which will help Puratos serve customers in the center part of the country.
Like Puratos other Innovation Centers, this new facility will welcome professionals from any size operation, from individual artisans and entrepreneurs to industrial manufacturers or retail operations, who are interested in honing their skills. Specialized training enables participants to improve their current product range, develop new recipes or benchmark products compared to their competition. The innovaiton labs are outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment and then entire facility is tempature-and humidity-controlled.
"We're looking forward to paying homage to Midwestern cuisine and taste preferences through this centrally-located, Chicago-based innovation center, and we're excited to witness the concepts the spring forth." - Andy Brimacombe, President Puratos USA