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The Co-Development Company

In close collaboration with customers, we have been focused on making our Co-Development approach even better. This work has been inspired by the launch of AAK’s new purpose: Making Better Happen™. The result is an evolution not a revolution—as you would expect from a company with a passion for continuous improvement. We believe that better solutions are created through better collaboration. Our unique approach to Co-Development is combined with our breadth of capabilities—including recipe creation, pilot testing and sustainable sourcing—to help optimize your product and strengthen your business. All of this is delivered in the strictest confidentiality.   

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With cutting-edge technology and our specialty vegetable fats and oils expertise, our new state-of-the-art Innovation Centers offer our customer partners substantial benefits. We work together with you, on the same types of equipment you use daily, to co-develop innovative solutions that meet and exceed your desired product attributes. We can help expedite your product development and get you to market faster, with collaborative, highly experienced technical teams (yours and ours) working together to solve your newest challenges. The labs also house our AAK Academies, with practical courses and new product innovation in baking, confectionery, plant-based and special nutrition.