May 10, 2023

Mondelez International opens $50 million R&D center in New Jersey

Mondelez International Inc. has opened its $50 million Global Research & Development Innovation Center in Whippany, New Jersey.

The global snacking leader, with brands including Oreo, Clif Bar and Toblerone, netted revenues of approximately $31 billion in 2022 and serves customers in more than 150 countries.

The new state-of-the-art facility includes pilot and scale-up capability for cookies, crackers and candy, according to a news release. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held May 1.

“This strategic investment in our new Global Innovation Center will enable us to pilot exciting new snacking breakthroughs and bring about the next generation of innovation for Mondelēz snacks around the world,” said Daniel Ramos, Mondelēz International executive vice president and chief R&D officer. “We’re proud to bring together industry-leading talent and capabilities in this facility to create new products, packaging and process developments across our portfolio of beloved snacks.”

More than 50 Global Innovation Center workers will partner with teams in North America and around the globe. The Whippany team will play an important role in innovating electric baking technology, which supports the Chicago-headquartered company’s 2050 goal of net zero carbon emissions across its value chain.

“Our research and development team at Mondelez International is passionate about the important work we do to pioneer innovations, improve production processes and create consumer-favorite products for people to enjoy both here in the United States and in global markets,” said Norberto Chaclin, global senior vice president, R&D Biscuits and Baked Snacks at Mondelēz. “With this new center now open, our team is well-positioned to set the standard for future snacking innovations around the world from right here in New Jersey.”

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