P&G Singapore, a local subsidiary of US-based Procter & Gamble, is planning to expand its R&D capacities with the opening of a dedicated babycare research facility at the existing Proctor & Gamble Singapore Innovation Centre. The new research hub will focus on end-to-end product development with a focus on product design, consumer research and packaging development.

Kainaz Gazdar, senior vice-president, babycare, and chief marketing officer at Procter & Gamble, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, said: “R&D plays a pivotal role in our endeavour to create superior products that are backed by science and insightful innovation. Our core babycare R&D team boasts a rich diversity of talented and committed technologists from seven nationalities. They will bring to the team their expertise and specialised skills that will support our end-to-end product development.”

Proctor & Gamble has operations in more than 80 countries and has listed Asia as one of its fastest-growing economies. The company’s Asia headquarters are located in Singapore and it employs 800 scientists in four technical centres in Bangalore, India; Beijing, China; Kobe, Japan, and Singapore.