Diageo has officially opened a new Innovation and Research Centre in Scotland as part of the company’s investment in the sustainable growth of the distilling industry. The new building is located in Menstrie, Clackmannanshire and adjacent to the company’s existing International Technical Centre which dates back to the Glenochil Research Station, a pioneer in the scientific study of Scotch whisky distilling in the early 20th Century.
Diageo has invested GBP 6.4 million (USD 8.3m) in the facility which will be the new home for Diageo’s teams working on science, technology and innovation projects across the drinks industry supply chain.
“For over a century we have been at the forefront of scientific and technological advances in the distilling industry and with these state-of-the-art facilities we are now investing in the next 100 years of innovation and growth. We have exceptionally talented people and these new laboratories provide a great environment for them to do their best work. We are particularly excited about the opportunity to lead the next generation of research into sustainability throughout our supply chain for the future,” David Cutter, Global President for Supply & Procurement and Chief Sustainability Officer at Diageo was quoted in a press release.