Dairygold Food Ingredients has opened a €2m innovation centre that it says will deliver "breakthrough cost reductions" to customers.

The facility at Dairygold's HQ in Co Cork, Ireland, includes a lab, pilot plant and hi-tech test kitchen. The innovation centre would allow Dairygold to develop technical solutions tailored to specific consumer needs, said director of technical innovation, Aidan Fitzsimons.

The company has also made eight new appointments to its R&D team.