Nestlé's R & D system consists of four pillars, namely: research center, product technology center, R & D center and application unit. Nestlé's extensive R & D network consists of a basic research center in Lausanne, Switzerland, and 24 R & D centers in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas (including the Nestlé Beijing R & D Center). About 3700 technicians are engaged in R & D activity. The four pillars of the Nestlé R & D system complement each other and promote each other, driving the R & D results into products that consumers need and like.
Nestlé Research Center in Lausanne, Switzerland is the first of these four pillars. It is mainly dedicated to basic research, building a basic knowledge platform for food and life sciences for the entire group, helping people understand relevant phenomena in all food science fields, and Accumulate experience and technology to support all businesses. Including raw materials, botany, human brain activities, additives, cell biology, nutrition, and human physiology.
The second pillar, the Product Technology Center, is mainly responsible for the industrial application of scientific concepts and results. After Nestlé Research Center developed valuable results, it achieved industrialization through the Product Technology Center. Their research projects involve multiple centers to improve and create products and process technologies to support the products of the relevant strategic business groups. Together with the other three pillars, they develop new products, technologies and processes for Nestlé Global Group markets. The third pillar, the R & D Center, supports the Product Technology Center to innovate and improve major products, taking into account various product and applied science fields.
In addition, Nestle's research and development system also includes more than 100 application units (there are nearly 10 application units in China), which are mainly engaged in product improvement, short-term work and directly respond to market demand.
These research and development centers have not only brought fruitful research results to Nestlé, but many of them have been turned into products for people around the world to enjoy. Nestlé's most outstanding achievements in the field of nutrition are: adding active ingredients with the Nestlé brand to foods, making Nestlé products not only nutritious, but also powerful in protecting health. This Nestlé study has been patented worldwide and is increasingly benefiting humanity. The role of Active Bifidobacterium BL is to help maintain a healthy digestive system and reduce the chance of gastrointestinal infections and diarrhea. Nestlé uses freeze-drying technology to add live beneficial bacteria Bifidobacterium to dairy products and keep them in the product. It remains active until the end of the shelf life of the product, enabling the live bacteria to reach a biologically active concentration, which is very unique in the market for similar products. Because of the healthy gastrointestinal tract, it can better absorb and utilize nutrients such as calcium, iron, and zinc in food. Currently, Nestlé's products containing active bifidobacteria listed in China include Nestlé Growing Up Milk Powder, Nestlé Pregnant Milk Powder, and so on.
Nestlé Prebio1 is a natural water-soluble dietary fiber extracted from plants using advanced technology. Helps maintain a healthy digestive system, especially good for the growth of good bacteria in the intestine, but not harmful bacteria. Nestlé omega 3: 6 polyunsaturated fatty acids are fats that are good for the human body, that is, a group of fatty acids that are considered to be good for health. Nestle Actigen-E is a special combination of micronutrients composed of vitamin B family, vitamin C, calcium and other minerals, which helps release energy substances such as fats, carbohydrates and proteins in the product.