Ingredients company IFF has invested in extending their existing flavors manufacturing facility in Karawang, Indonesia. Spending about $87 million, this new plant is the largest in Greater Asia and covers 12,800 square meters of land. It was established in 2015 to address the need for flavor technology in the region.
Now, the newly extended facility houses state-of-the-art and modern technology for powders, emulsions and spray drying. It also serves as a warehouse and quality control takes place to ensure that standards for efficiency, safety, quality and traceability are still upheld. In line with the company’s sustainability objectives, they also make sure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and toxic waste during processing and packaging.
Andreas Fibig, Chairman and CEO of IFF said, “The vision for IFF is to be the partner for essential solutions. That means we are committed to leading throughout our global value chain and accelerating our pursuit of new, creative and integrated solutions. This investment reflects our confidence and ambition in the region. For the past ten years, IFF has made significant investments in Asia as we’ve expanded our footprint in China, Singapore, India and most recently, Indonesia. It is an exciting time in IFF as we continue to deliver on our strategy that keeps the customer at the center of all we do.”
Nicolas Mirzayantz, President of IFF’s Nourish Division said, “This market is dynamic and in need for differentiated products. Consumers in Asia are expected to account for half of global consumption growth in the next decade,i making the growth potential more of a reality than ever before. We take great pride in ensuring our facilities operate in accordance with our sustainability targets and I am very proud of the strides Karawang has made to Do More Good for our customers, employees and communities. Everything we do in Nourish is customer-centric, and it’s that kind of passion that we continue to bring to Karawang.”
This investment will help IFF capture emerging markets in Asia, while continuing to serve their customers in Southeast and North Asia regions.