About us

Resources at the FTC include dedicated processing halls for fresh meat, fish, dairy products and prepared foods; training room; product development test kitchen; analytical laboratory; and a video conference suite.

Transferring knowledge to the Food & Drink sector

The Food Technology Centre (FTC) has been established since 1999 and plays a key role in transferring knowledge to the food industry in Wales and across the UK.

Working closely with food businesses in order to assist them in gaining a competitive advantage, the FTC has dedicated resources which enable food businesses to access technical support, practical solutions, advice and guidance on areas which are key to business growth.

With the long term objective of developing food businesses, processing and manufacturing capacity, we aim to further develop Wales and the UK’s reputation for producing and manufacturing innovative food and drink that is of the highest quality.

These resources allow the FTC to provide a range of services to the food industry, including research and development, technical advice, knowledge transfer and training courses tailored specifically for clients. The Centre also provides the agri-food sector with skills that can be transferred to the rural workforce in order to nurture entrepreneurial activity.