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Takasago International Corp. has unveiled an S$60 million flavors and fragrances facility in Singapore, representing the company's largest Asian operation outside Japan, not to mention that company's largest halal development and production site in the company.
The fully operational 22,000-square-metre facility, located at Sunview Road, houses flavors and fragrances creation capabilities, food applications, sensory, research and development and manufacturing. Takasago said the plant is the largest commercially operating plants in the flavors and fragrances industry in Asia (outside of Japan).
The latest investment follows the S$40 million that the company had already invested since starting operations in Singapore in 1975.
In addition, Takasago said the Singapore facility is the largest supplier of flavors in the republic to the halal market, with more than 90% of its output being certified by either Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (MUIS) or Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI).
The company said Takasago International Singapore will become the only global flavors and fragrances player to implement an automated storage and retrieval System in this region. With Takasago International Singapore now fully operational, the company has the capacity to deliver up to 30,000 tons of flavors and fragrances a year. This is more than a three-fold increase as a result in opening this new facility. Its existing facilities at Pandan Loop and Penjuru Road are currently still in operations.