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These are all the posts that have been tagged with asia.

Barry Callebaut switches to RSPO certified palm oil

Barry Callebaut will use fully segregated palm oil from sustainable production certified 100% by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) for compounds and fillings in all its factories in Europe. In Asia-Pacific, three Barry Callebaut plants are already certified and able to offer RSPO certified palm oil on a mass balance basis. The ingredients […]

Loders Croklaan to supply coconut oil

Loders Croklaan has added coconut oil to its lauric fats portfolio from the Rotterdam facilities. This means that, from now on Loders Croklaan will be able to supply all its customers’ requirements in the field of lauric fats. “This should significantly simplify our customers’ daily business,” says European sales & marketing director Roald Hulst, “as […]

Ingredients company awarded food safety certificate

Taura Natural Ingredients’ factories in Belgium and New Zealand have been awarded ‘Grade A’ status under the widely respected BRC certification programme. Impressed auditors gave Taura top marks at both sites under the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety following a detailed inspection and evaluation of the two facilities, which produce fruit pieces, pastes and […]

Barry Callebaut acquires Petra’s cocoa division

Barry Callebaut has reached an agreement with Petra Foods, Singapore to acquire its cocoa ingredients division. The division is the largest cocoa products supplier in Asia with a global sales volume of 265,000 MT and 47,000 MT of co-manufacturing volumes for large accounts, sales revenue of $1.3 billion and 1,700 employees in fiscal year 2011 (ended […]

Palsgaard grows in Asia Pacific

Palsgaard is expecting to grow further in the Asia Pacific region. The company is on track to open a new factory in neighbouring Johor Bahru, Malaysia by mid-2013, and planning to produce emulsifiers and integrated blends to expand its market leadership to dairy, ice cream, margarine as well as in soya beverages over the next […]

Perfetti Van Melle looks to Burma

DKSH has entered into an agreement with Perfetti Van Melle for the marketing, sales and distribution of Perfetti Van Melle’s range of candies and soft chews across all trade channels in Myanmar. Perfetti Van Melle is a leading confectionery company, producing and distributing candies in more than 150 countries worldwide, including many well-known household brands […]

Asia Choco Congress

Asia Choco Congress will bring together international and Asia’s cocoa growers, traders, millers processors, chocolate manufacturers, investors, technology bests and other crucial stakeholders to explore burgeoning business opportunities in the fastest growing confectionary region in the world and address global supply chain challenges, procurement strategies and investment opportunities at a time of price volatility and […]

Barry Callebeaut appoints new chief innovations officer

Barry Callebaut has appointed Peter Boone as chief innovation officer effective 3 December 2012. In his function, Boone will be a member of the Executive Committee of the company. He will report directly to the CEO, Juergen Steinemann. Since November 2010, Boone worked as vice president marketing Australasia and was a member of the regional […]

PLMA’s World of Private Label

All over the world, private label is growing more and more popular. The growth of private label reflects in this year’s ‘World of Private Label’ Trade Show. It is the number one trade show in the world that is entirely dedicated to private label industry with more than 3800 exhibit stands and with retail and […]

Malic acid powder receives GRAS status

21 August 2012 – Malic acid powder from Purac, has been granted GRAS status and can now be used in confectionery and jellies in the US. Purac Powder MA is a malic acid coated in sodium hydrogen malate which remains stable even in products with an extended shelf life and delivers an instant but long […]

Bosch announces Indian growth plans

14 August 2012 – Bosch Packaging Technology India has opened a new manufacturing facility in Goa, India. The €5 million plant will fulfill capacity expansion and meet the increasing demand of India’s fast growing packaging market as well as international markets. With the state-of-the-art technology, the new plant will aim at increased localisation of new […]

Barry Callebaut improves Japanese footprint

29 June 2012 – Barry Callebaut and Morinaga, one of Japan’s largest confectionery companies, have extended their long term strategic partnership signed early 2008. Both parties agreed on a new, ten year supply agreement for up to 16,000 tonnes of chocolate and compound products a year. For this, Morinaga and Barry Callebaut will also intensify […]

DKSH supports Hershey’s expansion into Malaysia

29 May 2012 – DKSH is supporting Hershey’s market expansion in Malaysia. DKSH will provide sales, distribution, trade marketing, merchandising, and logistics services for Hershey’s range of chocolates, such as Hershey’s Kisses, chocolate bars, nuggets, and pearls, chocolate related grocery products as well as Bubble Yum gum. The collaboration, commencing 1 June is an extension […]