Two Norwegian companies to expand massively in Malaysia

Two Norwegian companies, Trapia Malaysia Sdn Bhd and Jordan Asia Pacific Sdn Bhd, are expanding their business operations in Malaysia.

Trapia Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a vertically integrated company with fish farming operations in Lake Temenggor and Processing & Sales in Parit Buntar, is a subsidiary of Norwegian GenoMar AS.

Trapia’s director Lai Sead Ping said at the opening of ‘Norway and Norwegian Consumer Goods in Malaysia’ on 1 November that the company would invest about RM20mil next year to double their daily production output of Tilapia fillets.

Trapia produces between 20MT to 30MT of Tilapia fillets daily. The expansion would see the daily output rising to about 40MT and 60MT.

“The processing facility at Parit Buntar would also be expanded,” said Lai, adding that with the expansion, the company also aimed to raise its annual revenue in 2013.

Trapia generates between RM30mil to RM36mil revenue yearly. Trapia exports from Malaysia to the United States and Canada. This generates about 80% of its revenue.

“We also export to Europe and Singapore. The local market contributes about 15% to our revenue,” he said.

Trapia has farms at Lake Temenggor in Perak and has to date invested RM60mil for its operations since it started business five years ago.

Jordan, one of the world’s leading companies in preventive oral care, will also expand its operation in Malaysia. The company’s marketing manager Eng Joo said the company would be adding two more production lines for its Sri Kembangan manufacturing facility next year.

“We are expanding to export to new markets such as China and the Philippines. We are also coming up with total cleaning toothbrush with tongue cleaner feature for overseas and the Malaysian market,” he said.
Besides the Sri Kembangan plant that manufactures toothbrush, Jordan also operates another facility in Nilai, which makes dental floss.

The Malaysian market generates about 40% of Jordan’s revenue in Malaysia. Jordan also exports from Malaysia to Thailand, Korea, Japan, Australia and Brunei.

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