The Malaysian division of Japanese seasoning firms Ajinomoto is set to invest 355 million MYR ($84.62 million) to build a new production plant for halal foods on a plot of land located in Seremban, in Negeri Sembilan, according to a report in The Edge Markets.
The company is said to have recently acquired the freehold plot for 86.1 million MYR ($20.5 million).
Commenting on the move, Ajiinomoto is quoted as saying: “The company plans to strengthen the development and production for halal-compliant products, as the recognised and established halal food and seasoning manufacturer. The new plant will enable Ajinomoto Malaysia to meet this plan, which will contribute to the company’s continuing profit growth and sustainability for future business expansion”.
The new plant will also have the capacity and space to manufacture any new products that the company may launch, Ajinomoto added.
“The introduction of advanced technology will enable the company to further improve its overall efficiencies and productivity”, it said.
Construction is set for completion by March 2022.
Source: The Edge Markets