For manufacturers seeking to develop new ideas, test, toll process and scale up in a confidential, controlled environment that minimises risk, Crown’s Global Innovation simulates real-world processing with a large-scale, fully functional pilot plant.

At Crown’s state-of-the-art facility, new and established manufacturers are turning bold ideas into big market opportunities for plant-based proteins, CBD Oil, and other in-demand products.

Unrivalled in North America, Crown’s Global Innovation Center features a 15,000-square-foot, fully functional pilot plant that simulates real-world processing and reduces start-up risk. In this controlled, confidential environment, customers can develop, test, toll process and scale up with greater speed, less liability and more data. Operated with a PLC, Crown’s pilot plant has data trending and data storage capabilities while the analytical lab provides the means to monitor product quality and make timely adjustments. Using Crown’s world-class technology, customers can produce demonstrated quantities for product trials and other testing purposes to determine the most marketable options.

The technical capabilities of Crown’s Global Innovation Center are augmented by Crown’s process engineering expertise. Using a full lifecycle approach, Crown’s engineering experts support customers every step of the way, providing guidance to optimise processes and operational modes.

For manufacturers seeking scalability, Crown offers tailor-designed facilities to match production requirements with both immersion and percolation technologies. To further sustainability measures for manufacturers, Crown equipment is built to minimise environmental impact while ensuring the lowest operating cost in the industry.