Danisco doubles its flavour production in Asia

Danisco Flavours doubles its flavour production in Asia with the construction of a brand new production facility at Danisco´s existing emulsifier and functional systems plant in Penang, Malaysia.
     The new facility will be replacing the present site in Singapore and together with Danisco´s Chinese flavour plant it will provide a strong foundation for servicing the Asia Pacific region.
     The construction of the new production unit constituting an investment of USD 3 million (around DKK 17 million) will be initiated immediately and is expected to be completed in mid-2005. Besides doubling the current capacity, the new facility opens up for an annual two-digit capacity expansion every year for the next few years.
     “With the rapid growth we´ve had in the Asia Pacific region and increasing sourcing of local raw materials, there´s a need for a strong manufacturing presence to service our customers and to strengthen and expand our market position,” says Mac Mardi, Vice President, Danisco Flavours.
     Danisco’s Chinese plant alone covers the entire Chinese market, but it will be collaborating with the new Malaysian plant on, among other things, raw material sourcing.
     A market set to become a significant growth engine for Danisco, the Asian Pacific flavour market totals approximately USD 1.4 billion with an annual growth rate of 5 per cent.

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