Food Centre Wales was set up in 1996 as a dedicated food technology centre by Ceredigion County Council as part of its Economic Development strategy
It is an advice and consultancy facility offering technical services to business start-ups, SME’s and existing food manufacturers and plays a strategic role in the technical support of the Welsh Food Industry.The £1.7 million Research and Development building, opened in 2001 with funding from the National Assembly for Wales’ Welsh Capital Challenge Scheme, has fully equipped process areas and manufacturing facilities available for commercial hire. It is also used as a “launch pad” for new and innovative ideas in the Welsh Agri-Food Industry, working closely with the Welsh Government Food Directorate.
Food Centre Wales has all the latest equipment and facilities to give our clients the chance to develop the widest range of new food products. The new 880 square metre Research and Development building has four separate process areas, as well as smaller trial kitchens and offers manufacturing facilities available for commercial hire. Also available is the Modular Food Production Unit Scheme which provides a manufacturing facility ready to use..
These are contained custom designed units, furbished to food grade standards and available for hire for positioning on client’s own premises. There is also a seminar room available where a wide range of training courses are held. This room is also available for hire for meetings and seminars. The well experienced team of Technical Staff can provide technical advice and assistance covering a wide range of food products.
You could have an idea for a new product but don’t know which way to turn or who will make it or how to make it? You may have no equipment or premises! We can work with you to make your ideas a reality. You can hire the R&D building to make products for shelf life trials or test market.
You may already be a manufacturer and perhaps you need help with creating a new product or improving production efficiency. You may be considering moving to larger premises. Again, our team of Technologists can assist in all these areas.
Every project is different and has to be costed separately, but because Food Centre Wales is part funded by the WDA and receives Objective One funding we do offer very high levels of service at subsidised rates.
Contact Food Centre Wales with your ideas and we’ll help put together a package that will help your business, at a cost to suit your pocket.