The venture, also a first in Malaysia, to be called Melaka Halal Gelatin Industrial Park is undertaken by STB’s subsidiary, BCA International Sdn Bhd (BCA).
BCA chief executive officer Mohd Hanif Tan, in a statement, said the industrial park would house a Halal Gelatin Plant with related downstream industrial activities for applications across diverse industries.
“These include food (yogurt, jelly, gummy sweets, beverages), pharmaceutical (styptic cotton, hard capsule, soft gel, tablets, vitamin capsulation), cosmetic (hair/skin products, toothpaste, lotion), industrial (adhesives, paper manufacturing, box making), films (roll films, x-ray films, just to name a few," he said.
The project will be completed in two phases over the next five years, with target operation of the halal gelatin plant by mid-2021 and completion of the industrial park by 2025, giving a gross development value of up to RM1.3 billion and halal gelatin production value of RM250 million per annum for the niche market.
Mohd Hanif added that BCA had identified an 85.79 hectare land in Kuala Linggi, Alor Gajah, Melaka with suitable amenities and close proximity to important infrastructures such as port, airport and highways.
BCA, with Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Melaka as its strategic partner, is in the midst of finalising the acquisition of land from Pembangunan Pertanian Melaka Sdn Bhd, he disclosed.