food & nutrition

Meat, Fish & Plant-Based Pilot Plant

Our new Pilot Plant in Belgium serves as a reliable technical resource to help manufacturers across Europe accelerate their product development process within the meat, fish and savoury plant-based food applications.

Recently inaugurated, on 9th June 2022, the pilot plant located in Mechelen, Belgium is an expansion of IMCD’s EMEA Centre of Excellence. The new facility provides a new product development test environment, equipped with industry-referenced processing and analytical capabilities.

Together with our customers and best-in-class principals, we actively support the creation of food formulations that meet the main market trends and our customers' needs.

How we can support you

At our application laboratory in Belgium, we combine industry and market knowledge with the necessary equipment to achieve your formulation goals.

Application specific support


  • Smart Trend Solutions
  • Nutritional enhancement
  • Taste emotions
  • Texture formulation 
  • Production efficiency
  • Shelf-life extension

Accessible pilot plant facilities 


  • Application and formulation expertise
  • Reduce development time
  • Cost efficiency 
  • Analytical support
  • Our Dedicated Team

    Our committed and passionate technical experts are here to support our partners in their product development, create formulations and find the best solutions.

    Isabel Houben

    Segment Expert Savoury

    Isabel has over 15 years of experience in the food industry. She started her career in the baking industry and moved then to the intriguing world of savoury technology.  In her role as Segment Expert Savoury at IMCD, she inspires the savoury market with the latest trends insights, formulation knowledge and supports to co-create smart formulations together.

    Welcome to our new Pilot Plant

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    IMCD Belgium


    Zandvoortstraat, 49 
    2800, Mechelen


    Phone: +32 15 29 49 50