Corbion will allocate 15,000 sq. ft. of the facility to laboratories, including bakery research and applications laboratories as well as a meat laboratory. Corbion scientists, marketers and application experts will work with customers in developing product concepts.
The facility, which may accommodate up to 200 employees, will be at 83rd Terrace and Flint Street in the Pine Ridge West Business Park being developed by Block Real Estate Services, LLC.
Corbion currently operates its North American headquarters out of two offices in Lenexa. Workers in those two offices will move into the new facility. The move, which Corbion expects to happen in August 2018, should reduce operating costs.
Corbion, with global headquarters in The Netherlands, has two lines of business: Biobased Ingredients and Biobased Innovations. The Biobased Ingredients business focuses on ingredients for food and biochemicals.