Danish food ingredients supplier Palsgaard has announced plans for the construction of a large state-of-the-art emulsifier factory in Asia. The yearly capacity of the plant is in excess of 20,000mt.
“Preliminary investigations and negotiations are now at such an advanced stage that we feel comfortable to announce our plans,” explains chairman Birger Brix.
The whole Asian region has been a major growth area for Palsgaard over the last years. “In order to satisfy the increasing needs and demands of our customers for high-quality emulsifiers and stabilisers produced in the Asian region, this step is a natural move forward in Palsgaard’s strategic development plans,” explains Brix.
The factory will be located in Singapore or the neighbouring state Johor, Malaysia, depending on the final outcome of the investigation.
Palsgaard already has a fully equipped application centre in Singapore with pilot equipment within dairy, ice cream, bakery and soy milk products – the new production facility makes it all complete.
The new factory is designed according to the latest and most modern standards in terms of production technology, energy consumption and environmental influence. The investment is budgeted for $30m; planned start of production is in the second half of 2012.