Ajinomoto to build a new plant in Malaysia

20 August 2019 | News

Strengthen the Development and Production System for Halal Products

Ajinomoto will build a new plant in Malaysia for the relocation of its consolidated subsidiary AJINOMOTO (MALAYSIA) BERHAD (“AMB”).

Capital investment will total approximately MYR 355 million (approximately JPY 9.3 billion), and operations are scheduled to start in April 2022. The new plant will produce umami seasoning AJI-NO-MOTO®, flavor seasoning TUMIX®, Rasa SifuTM, menu specific seasoning SERI-AJI®, and products for processed food manufacturers.

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.”

Since its foundation in 1961, AMB has been located in Kuala Lumpur, but further residential, commercial and other development is expected in the surrounding area. To ensure a satisfactory environment for stable production in the future, AMB decided to relocate and build a new plant. The site, techpark@enstek, 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.

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