MUMBAI, INDIA — CP Kelco, a global producer of specialty hydrocolloid systems, has opened a new commercial office and innovation center in Mumbai.

“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.”

The Mumbai facility will serve as a cross-functional support center for customers in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal, said R. Venkatraman, country director, South Asia at CP Kelco, which is based in Atlanta and serves customers in more than 100 countries.