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CP Kelco Opens New Office and Innovation Center in Mumbai, India

MUMBAI, India, Sept. 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CP Kelco, a leading global producer of specialty hydrocolloid solutions, announced the opening today of a new Commercial Office and Innovation Center in Mumbai, India. This move to an expanded and more technologically advanced facility demonstrates CP Kelco's commitment to growth in South Asia, while strengthening the company's global innovation footprint.

"The new state-of-the-art facility in Mumbai enables us to better serve and collaborate with our partners and customers across the South Asia region," said Pierre Perez y Landazuri, Vice President, Asia Pacific at CP Kelco. "With the advanced capabilities of the facility, we can develop new products and solutions based on local preferences and needs, and help our customers introduce innovative concepts to the market more rapidly."

According to R. Venkatraman, Country Director, South Asia at CP Kelco, the Mumbai facility serves as a cross-functional support center for customers in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal, providing food & beverage application support and expertise to customers. "The new facility will also help CP Kelco drive some of its key growth initiatives across the Asia Pacific region," he said.

The inauguration ceremony for the Mumbai facility, conducted in traditional Indian style, featured remarks by CP Kelco executive leaders and included CP Kelco partners, educational institutions, and industry and media representatives. A site tour allowed visitors to learn about the vision for the new facility, capabilities of the new laboratories and added functions of the Innovation Center.

The Mumbai Commercial Office and Innovation Center is located at Marwah Centre, 3rd Floor, Krishanlal Marwah Marg, off Saki Vihar Road, Andheri (East), Mumbai – 400072 INDIA.

About CP Kelco

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, CP Kelco is a leading producer of specialty hydrocolloids, with offices and facilities across the globe. Featuring an extensive range of specialty hydrocolloid solutions, CP Kelco leverages its capabilities to bring concepts and ideas to real-world products in a broad range of applications. Serving more than 100 countries, CP Kelco established the quality and safety standards the industry is measured against. CP Kelco ingredients touch a wide variety of industrial applications, consumer and household products, tailored to meet the needs of regional consumers. Key product lines are Gellan Gum, Pectin, Cellulose Gum, Diutan Gum, Xanthan Gum, Carrageenan, Carboxymethyl Cellulose and Microparticulated Whey Protein Concentrate, as well as other unique biopolymers. Visit www.cpkelco.com for more information.

CONTACT: Michele Cacdac-Jones Global Director of Communications at CP Kelco Office: +1 678 247 7149 michele.cacdac-jones@cpkelco.com Richard Yin Asia-Pacific Marketing & Strategy Director at CP Kelco Office: +86 21 6154 8411 richard.yin@cpkelco.com

Source: CP Kelco