Nordic application laboratories in Finland and Sweden

From our two food and nutrition laboratories – Malmö, Sweden and Espoo, Finland – we serve the Nordic and Baltic markets with technical support and recipe development.

Our Nordic Food Laboratories are part of a global cluster of food laboratories specialized in different areas of expertise. 

From Malmö in Sweden and Espoo in Finland, we offer technical support including everything from ingredient selection to full recipe development within our four focus pillars Taste, Texture, Nutrition and Function. Our broad knowledge, ingredient portfolio and in-house flavour libraries allow us to swiftly offer you technical support and flavour selection in the most efficient way.

Along with technical solutions we have the tools to inspire you with the latest local trends and innovative ideas to be able to deliver the best final product on the market.

How we can support you

At both of our Nordic laboratories, we offer solutions to your formulation challenges and product development using our extensive ingredient portfolio and technical expertise. You are also always welcome to visit us on site.

Core Competencies

  • Comprehensive recipe, process and sensory expertise
  • Tailored formulation solutions
  • Dedicated application support
  • Application support
  • Inspirational ready-to-use kits
  • Engaging Customer Insight Days and trainings
  • Strong partnerships with institutions and organizations

Major Equipment

  • Professional Combi Oven
  • Blast chiller/freezer
  • Incubator
  • Various types of mixing and heating equipment
  • Extensive in-house flavour and ingredient library
  • Carbonator
  • Pasteurizing capability
  • Ice cream machine


  • Bakery
  • Beverage
  • Confectionary
  • Dairy
  • Nutrition
  • Animal nutrition
  • Savoury

Our Team

Our creative and competent technical experts team is here to support your development needs.

Anni Guhl

Application Technologist Nordics

After graduating with a master’s degree in Food Technology at Lund University and collecting some first experiences in the food industry, Anni joined IMCD in 2015 as the first Application Technologist in the Nordics. She became an essential part of building up the Nordic technical support to what it is today, and after working her way through all different application segments, she is today focusing her expertise in Nutrition and Confectionary. 

Anni Guhl
Alva Rodhe

Alva Rodhe

Application Technologist Nordics

Alva gained great interest in Food Science during her studies at Lund University, and after her master’s degree in Food Technology 2021 she joined IMCD Nordics. She enjoys working in the lab and turning her theoretical knowledge into practical experience, and there she is mainly supporting customers in the Savoury and Bakery segments. 

Luut Hermans

Application Technologist Nordics

Luut joined IMCD in the beginning of 2022 after working as a product developer in the beverage industry. With more than 10 years of theoretical knowledge in chemistry and food technology he is now applying his knowledge in the dairy and beverages segments to help the customers find the best solutions. 

Luut Hermans
Enni Ala Kurikka Food and Nutrition IMCD Finland

Enni Ala-Kurikka

Application Technologist Nordics

Enni has a master's degree in Food science from University of Helsinki. She joined IMCD in 2023 and is responsible for the Food & Nutrition lab in Espoo, Finland. Enni works in close cooperation with her colleagues in our Application lab in Malmö, Sweden. Enni supports diverse segments with complete solutions using our portfolio's wide variety of ingredients.

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