Valio creates innovations that deliver consumer benefits and cannot easily be copied.
There are around 150 experts in different fields working at Valio R&D. One third of our R&D staff focuses on long-term strategic development projects expected to result in new and innovative products and technology applications. Two thirds work on the development of basic products and in a variety of support functions. Process technology expertise is just one of the cornerstones of Valio’s competitiveness.
Product branding calls for robust nutrition research and technology, special chemical analytics, and profound expertise in product development and sensory evaluation. Many Valio research projects are conducted in collaboration with universities and research institutes. Testing the efficacy of functional products is an essential part of the product development cycle. We invest in product safety through enhanced plant-specific hygiene programmes that involve microbiology experts from Valio R&D.