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PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT:When quality products meet consumer's needs|Nestlé

Product developement

Each day we strive to make our products tastier and healthier choices that help consumers care for themselves and their families at affordable price. This would not be possible without our unmatched R&D capability, nutrition science and passion for quality in everything we do.

Nestlé R&D Centre Abidjan brings together diverse and gender balanced team of talented scientists, technologists, quality specialists, engineers, nutritionists, and sensory analysts from different countries, collaborating with Nestlé group’s global research and development network, dedicated to earn our consumer’s trust with safe and affordable products of the highest quality.

Whether it is in terms of convenience, health or pleasure, we are able and committed to create trustworthy products, systems and services that contribute to improving the quality of consumers’ lives.

The key competences areas of Nestlé R&D Abidjan Centre are: 

  • Innovation acceleration via concept/prototype generation and market tests.
  • Develop and deploy ingredient/products/packaging/process solutions 
  • Cross-business strategic affordable raw materials plant science and agronomy research. 
  • Nutrition deficiencies and key sensory attributes knowledge building market by market.

At Nestlé R&D Abidjan, we develop and deploy product primarily for Sub-Saharan Africa, using local raw materials from the countries where we operate. We offer affordable, tasty and healthier product choices for sub-Saharan Africa and beyond.

We designed the Nestlé Nutrition Profiling System (NNPS) to help us understand the nutritional value of our foods and beverages. It’s based on sound nutrition science and public health recommendations. Our goal is to design and transform our recipes to be healthier and tastier.

The system works by looking at where the product fits into an overall diet, what public health issues might be relevant, whether people are likely to eat large amounts, and what typical serving sizes will look like.