The facility, in Karawang International Industrial City, first started operations in 2015 to address demand for flavor technology in the region. Today, as IFF’s largest manufacturing facility in Greater Asia, Karawang houses full manufacturing capabilities, from liquid compounds to powder, emulsions, and spray dry technology, warehousing and quality control.
Andreas Fibig, chairman and CEO of IFF said, “The vision for IFF is to be the partner for essential solutions. That means we are committed to leading throughout our global value chain and accelerating our pursuit of new, creative and integrated solutions. This investment reflects our confidence and ambition in the region. For the past ten years, IFF has made significant investments in Asia as we've expanded our footprint in China, Singapore, India and most recently, Indonesia. It is an exciting time in IFF as we continue to deliver on our strategy that keeps the customer at the center of all we do.”
The newly extended 12,800m2 facility is equipped with infrastructure and technology the company said ensures efficiency, safety, quality, and traceability.
On sustainability, site initiatives range from zero waste to landfill, and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, energy, water, and hazardous waste.
The expansion and increased capacity is intended to service customers in South East Asia and North Asia. This investment is consistent with IFF's strategy to capture the growth potential of emerging markets in Asia.
Nicolas Mirzayantz, president of IFF’s Nourish Division, said, "This market is dynamic and in need for differentiated products. Consumers in Asia are expected to account for half of global consumption growth in the next decade, making the growth potential more of a reality than ever before. We take great pride in ensuring our facilities operate in accordance with our sustainability targets and I am very proud of the strides Karawang has made to do more good for our customers, employees and communities”