ITASCA, ILL. — Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition North America, Inc. opened its new headquarters in Itasca, Ill.

The 55,000-square-foot-facility features a new customer engagement center that includes a culinary kitchen equipped with video and streaming capabilities for customer support, webinars and interactive demonstrations. It also houses a new sensory evaluation lab that supports real-time analysis of ongoing product development and an event auditorium for hosting trend conferences, tasting events and innovation workshops.

“The new space builds on our company’s 110-year history as food science and technology pioneers, positioning us to serve as a connected solutions partner to our clients for years to come,” said Ryan Smith, executive vice president of the solutions and ingredients division at Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition.