Research & Development
Wilmar’s research and development (R&D) activities aim to improve our manufacturing processes, develop new products and improve the quality and consistency of our existing products. Our R&D work is carried out by about 350 researchers in various locations worldwide.
R&D in China
In China, our R&D centre in Shanghai focuses on developing new technologies and products in areas including cooking oil, specialty fats, proteins, cereals, condiments as well as functional foods.
R&D in Singapore
In Singapore, our R&D centres focus on the following areas:
• in-depth clinical studies of macronutrients in our products and ingredients in relation to the management of Type II diabetic conditions, obesity, heart health and sarcopenia in the elderly;
• development of high-throughput microbial platforms for the cost-effective production of valuable biochemical as well as specific and proprietary host strains that can produce engineered lipases with enhanced properties to meet industrial needs;
• and future foods, as well as food structure, texture and safety.
R&D in Indonesia
Our R&D Laboratory in Indonesia focuses on biotechnology research to enhance our competitiveness and sustainability in the oil palm industry.