AAK opens innovation center in the US

Specialty fats and oil supplier AAK opened the doors to its AAKTION Lab, an innovation center located on-site at the company’s U.S. headquarters and designed to facilitate close collaboration with customers. The state-of-the-art facility features dedicated bakery and chocolate/confectionery labs as well as space for meeting with customers and conducting sensory evaluation.

It’s the first of three customer-centric innovation centers that Malmö, Sweden–based AAK plans to open in the U.S. market this year. A center focused on bakery product applications is under construction in Louisville, Ky., and another dedicated to bakery and dairy applications is slated for completion in Richmond, Calif., late in the third quarter.

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