JJ-Muntons (Thailand) Ltd is set to become Asia’s preferred supplier of premium specialty malted ingredients to the food & beverage industries. The new venture is committed to a US$17.5 million plant to be built in Chonburi, Thailand by the end of April 2016. JJ-Muntons new plant is located at the Hemaraj Chonburi Industrial Estate (HCIE), Thailand. The 3,000sqm facility will produce 7,000 tonnes of speciality malted food ingredients to cater to the growing premium food and beverage industry in South East Asia. The partnership brings together two companies with shared core values across the areas of customer focus, sustainability, food safety, ethical behaviour and environmental responsibility.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, Marc Deschamps, Regional Managing Director of Jebsen & Jessen Chemicals, said: “We are teaming up for success and growth in Asia. Muntons’ technology and production know-how paired with Jebsen & Jessen’s distribution capability in South East Asia is a winning formula for this joint venture of equal partnership.”
Alan Ridealgh, Group Managing Director of Muntons, added: “There is a tremendous synergy between our two family owned independent businesses and this new venture utilises the combined strengths of both of our companies. Jebsen & Jessen is part of a Group with 50 years history in South East Asia, and we at Muntons are delighted to be able to cement this strong partnership with such a respected company.”
About Jebsen & Jessen
Since 1963 Jebsen & Jessen has worked in partnerships with global market leaders, facilitating and capitalising on opportunities throughout South East Asia. An industrial enterprise, the business spans manufacturing, engineering and distribution activities. The core business units include: Cable Technology, Ingredients, Communications, Life Sciences, Material Handling, Offshore, Packaging and Technology.
Jebsen & Jessen serve over 20,000 customers in the SE Asia region and employ over 4,300 people.