Research & Development

The Stern-Technology Center

We research and develop new ingredients and functional systems for each customer

Research & development are one of the core competences of our Group. At our Stern-Technology Center “Futuremaker” in Ahrensburg, near Hamburg, we carry out research into such diverse fields of the food industry as flour and bakery products, enzymes, micronutrients, lipids, lecithins, stabilisers for dairy and meat products and deli foods, flavourings, chocolate pieces and food supplements. For animal feed we develop fat powders, special phospholipids, MCT oils and coated amino acids.

Our aim is to offer you optimal and economically interesting product solutions.

The Stern-Technology Center: space for an interdisciplinary exchange of information

Our laboratories, equipped with the latest applications technology and testing devices, cover an area of over 3,000 square metres. They ensure that each of the twelve specialist firms that serve the different industries has access to the pooled knowledge of the whole group through the Know-How Connection The architecturally striking research centre with its state-of-the-art equipment provides an ideal environment for innovation. Short routes facilitate an exchange between scientific research, applications technology and the production process. That results in synergisms for the benefit of our customers.

Research, and the joy of product development: the way to become a global market leader

Our wide range of products combined with a high degree of specialisation have made us leading suppliers worldwide in certain market segments. The secret of our success: interplay between research and development, and dialogue in a spirit of partnership between the various specialist firms and our customers. That puts us in a position to find a suitable response to your precisely defined requirements in just a short time. But once that is done, we by no means regard our work as finished. We accompany its implementation, take further requirements specific to the application into account and improve our solutions continuously.

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