Herwig Bernaert

Research & Development


Our Research & Development (R&D) department consists of 8 dedicated teams

 Cocoa Innovation Team

Applied R&D

is dedicated to research all cocoa components and develop new products which combine good chocolate taste with health advantages

works closely together with the customers for recipe optimization and all kinds of product and process support

  R&D and Sales Support Cocoa

Process and Technology Improvement

manages innovation and applied R&D projects for cocoa products, provides all cocoa-specific product support and runs a cocoa pilot line


looks at how to improve the technical side of production


Rebalancing Team

Superior Applications

is developing new products that meet the need for better health choices without giving up the sense of indulgence

manages innovation and application projects for products and raw materials and runs applications laboratories and pilot lines


Master Data

Marketing Research

is responsible for all product related information in SAP

gets our novelty products on the market in a smart way