Based at Coleg Menai in north Wales, the Food Technology Centre plays a key role in transferring knowledge to the food industry in Wales and internationally. Working with new startups, SME’s and national companies the Food Technology Centre has dedicated resources which enable food businesses to access technical support, practical solutions, advice and guidance on areas which are key to business growth.
The staff can support your company’s needs, including 3rd party accreditation, NPD, product reformulation, training, pilot production, food safety systems and analytical testing.
With dedicated processing halls for red meat, fish, dairy and prepared foods, the Centre is equipped with an extensive range of modern pilot and industrial scale equipment to undertake all aspects of new product development through to a successful product launch. These facilities allow the client to manufacture products on a pilot scale in order to secure sales from retailers and final consumers before investing heavily in equipment.
The team can support companies to gain EHO approval whilst scaling up product runs that are consistent and safe. Larger, established companies also benefit from these facilities by producing small production runs of new products, minimizing any commercial disruption at their main production site.
With the long term objective of developing food businesses’ processing and manufacturing capacity, we aim to further develop Wales’s and the UK’s reputation for producing and manufacturing innovative food and drink that is of the highest quality.