Ajinomoto is relocating its Ajinomoto Malaysia Berhad (AMB) subsidiary to a new plant in Bandar Enstek, Malaysia, to strengthen the development of halal products.
The Japanese ingredients company will spend MYR 355 million ($84.9 million) on the facility, which will be operational in April 2022 and will produce a range of seasoning as well as products for processed food manufacturers.
Since its foundation in 1961, AMB has been based in Kuala Lumpur. To ensure a satisfactory environment for stable production in the future, AMB decided to relocate and build a new plant.
The site, [email protected], was selected because it offers an infrastructure that meets halal standards, good conditions for logistics, and the potential to secure additional space in the event of future business expansion.
According to Ajinomoto, the plant will allow for the creation of next-generation food products “through the introduction of advanced technology”.
The company will reduce CO2 by changing the heat source from fuel oil to natural gas. It is also considering the introduction of renewable energy such as solar power.
In a statement, Ajinomoto said: “With the construction of this new plant that will not only feature enhanced functions but will also be deeply rooted in the region and proactively address environmental and social issues, AMB aims to make a greater contribution to society in Malaysia and neighbouring ASEAN and other countries.”
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