The British-Dutch consumer good firm, Unilever, has announced the launch of its new Advanced Manufacturing Centre.
The centre, located in Port Sunlight, Wirral, UK, will develop new packaging materials technology and boost the company’s global R&D presence.
The facility will feature a pilot plant that will enable scientists and engineers to test new concepts in a factory-like setting.
The Advanced Manufacturing Centre received funding from the Regional Growth Fund, an initiative of the UK Government.
The site has been configured to work with industrial and academic partners, and will include replica equipment and conditions of existing sites run by the firm.
“I am delighted to announce the official opening of our Advanced Manufacturing Centre,” commented The Port Sunlight Facility Director at Unilever, Cameron Jones.
“The completion of our newest facility here in our historical home in Port Sunlight, coincides with our 130-year anniversary, where this week marks the construction of William Lever’s Sunlight Soap factory.
“The new Centre highlights our continued commitment to creating new innovative products, further improving the quality of manufacturing and in addition, accelerating our ability to roll out even more winning products across the world.”