On Thursday, June 13, GSF hosted an open house celebration for their newest office space and Innovation Center in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood. The Innovation Center is the tenth to be developed for GSF. The 4,300-square-foot space recently won the People’s Choice Award from the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), features product development workstations and was designed to be a food innovation hub as well as to replicate full-scale plant production systems for efficient commercialization.
“As GSF continues to grow as a global food manufacturer across five continents, we’re continuing to increase our collaboration with our customers who rely on GSF to bring new and innovative food concepts that support their brands,”…
…“With this goal in mind, GSF is investing in new talent, facilities, and technology all over the world in order to continue to be a true partner to our strategic customers.”Brian Dick, Corporate Senior Vice President, Global Manufacturing for GSF.
In addition to Chicago, the other Innovation Centers are located in:
- Arkansas City, Kansas
- Auckland, New Zealand
- Cairo, Egypt
- City of Industry, California
- Conyers, Georgia
- Guangzhou, China
- Shanghai, China
- Sydney, Australia
- Wellington, New Zealand
The 10 Innovation Centers provide the right environment for quality experts, nutritionists, chefs, food scientists, and regulatory specialists to collaborate with GSF customers to develop hundreds of new products each year. Due to increased consumer demand for cleaner labels worldwide, these experts also leverage the Innovation Centers to develop signature products with healthier and more recognizable ingredients. GSF’s global manufacturing capabilities include liquid products (dressings, sauces, condiments), produce, protein products, dairy, and beverages. As the company continues to grow, they are currently expanding the Innovation Center size and capabilities out of their Conyers, Georgia facility, which is scheduled for completion in 2020 and are currently looking at other strategic locations for possible further investments in innovation.