Unilever to open centre in FoodValley region


Multinational Unilever is to build a Foods Innovation Centre on Wageningen Campus. The scheduled completion date is mid-2019. The centre is expected to have around 550 employees. This new centre fits in perfectly with the ambition of Wageningen and the FoodValley region to be the knowledge heart of the Netherlands in the field of Agri Food and Life Sciences.



‘Exceptionally strong Agri Food climate’

The new Foods Innovation Centre will house the Foods R&D organisations, which are currently located in Vlaardingen (the Netherlands), Heilbronn (Germany) and Poznan (Poland). Jan Zijderveld, President of Unilever Europe: ‘The Agri Food climate in the Netherlands is exceptionally strong. The new Foods Innovation Centre will mean Unilever will be able to develop even more groundbreaking innovations in the field of food. Particularly by working in partnership with Wageningen University and a large number of scientific institutes and startups.’

New Unilever centre provides important boost for region


Wageningen Campus

The new Foods Innovation Centre will be located between the Plus Ultra office complex and Friesland Campina. The Municipality of Wageningen and the FoodValley region are delighted that Unilever will be coming to the area.

Dennis Gudden, Alderman for Economics of the Municipality of Wageningen: ‘The arrival of Unilever will substantially strengthen the economic ecosystem in Wageningen and on the Ede-Wageningen knowledge axis. It proves we can offer international companies an attractive business climate.’

Doing business in the Netherlands’ most innovative region too?

Various building lots at Het Vizier Business Park are available. They are located in the heart of the FoodValley region, directly on the A12 and within easy walking distance to public transport. A number of companies have already chosen Het Vizier, including Cegeka, Detron, Bartosz and Van der Valk Hotel Veenendaal.

Informatiepakket Het Vizier


More information? Receive the free Het Vizier brochure or contact Joop Camminga on +31 (0)88 – 70 70 260 or 06 – 14915950.




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