Asia-Pacific's most-read 2017 food industry supplier stories unveiled

By Gary Scattergood

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Symrise opened its new facility in Singapore in 2017
Symrise opened its new facility in Singapore in 2017

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Major multinational ingredient firms have continued to invest heavily in Asia-Pacific in 2017, and this has been reflected in our top five most-read supplier stories of the year.

Our list features multi-million investment projects undertaken by Symrise, Cargill and Jebsen & Jessen seek to move closer to some of the world's fastest-growing markets.

Take a look at our top five stories to find our more details of their plans, as well as the rest of our most-read supplier stories for the year.

1)​ Symrise wants one-third of its business in APAC as it opens new Singapore labs

Flavour and fragrance firm Symrise opened a new innovation and technology centre in Singapore, and immediately sets its sights on boosting APAC business to account for one-third of its total by 2025. 

Read the full story here.

2) Cargill unveils details of US$240m investment in India’s food processing industry 

Cargill announced it was to invest US$240m in India over the next five years to improve the country’s food processing industry and create 1,300 new jobs. 

Read the full story here.​ 

3) Video: ‘We’re investing where the market grows…and that’s Asia’ 

Jebsen & Jessen  recently opened in its first ingredients site in the region – a $17m joint venture malt processing factory in Thailand alongside supplier Muntons – as well as spending a further $1m on a series of innovation labs. 

Watch the video here.​ 

4) Olam flexes its ‘soft power’ through approach to certification 

The world of produce certification has shifted considerably in recent years, with a raft of new sustainability marks entering the market and this has “raised the benchmark of what is happening on the ground,"​ said Olam. 

Read the full story here.​ 

5) Cargill JV opens $100m oilseed plant in North China 

Cargill opened an oilseeds processing plant in northern China that it built in partnership with New Hope and Hebei Bohai Investment Group. 

Read the full story here.

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