South East Asian push: Takasago unveils 100% halal production focus for its new Indonesia factory
By Pearly Neo
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Japanese flavours and fragrances giant Takasago International revealed a completely halal production focus for its latest factory established in Indonesia earlier this year, in a bid to strengthen its presence in the South East Asian market.
The facility is located in West Java, Indonesia, and involved US$25mn of investment to complete. According to Takasago, this was the company’s first local production factory, and its biggest investment in the country so far.
“Indonesia represents a significant opportunity for Takasago to improve its share in the Asia-Pacific region,” Takasago International (Singapore) Managing Director Andy Arguelles told FoodNavigator-Asia.
“[It is] the biggest market in the [region], and Takasago has made a significant investment [here] to enable us to further strengthen our presence in this growing market.”
According to World Population Review, Indonesia currently has the world’s largest Muslim population of some 229 million, comprising 87% of the country’s total population and 12.7% of the total global Muslim population.
In line with this, Takasago has made this new facility a 100% halal one, a move that will likely help it better assimilate to local demands and requirements.