Ovotherm Asia Pacific Sdn. Bhd. Opens its First Manufacturing Site in Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, 20th June 2023 – Ovotherm, the world’s leading supplier of egg industry products, has inaugurated its first manufacturing site in the APAC region in Klang, Malaysia. This milestone marks a significant achievement for Ovotherm Asia Pacific Sdn. Bhd. as they are committed to meeting the increasing demand for their products in the region while upholding the highest standards of production. The expansion signifies a significant step forward in the advancement of sustainable packaging, highlighting the company’s dedication to addressing the growing demand for reusable egg packaging solutions in the APAC region.
With a global presence, Ovotherm caters to the egg industry’s requirements, prioritising sustainability throughout the supply chain. The company achieves this by utilising 100% recycled materials, such as PET flakes, to manufacture high-quality and eco-friendly egg packaging. An in-depth, peer-reviewed Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) investigation affirms that egg packs made entirely from recycled PET (rPET) demonstrate the most favourable carbon footprint and resource efficiency among all comparable options available in the market. This achievement is made possible by the combination of two crucial factors in rPET egg packs: the utilisation of 100% recycled materials and a minimal energy requirement during processing (eliminating the need for water evaporation, as seen in pulp egg packs).
Expanding in Klang (Greater Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
The newly established factory in Klang spans approximately 106,000 square feet and houses advanced machinery for producing high-quality egg packaging from recycled PET flakes. With an investment of approximately MYR38 million, Ovotherm’s commitment to sustainability is further reinforced in the Klang factory through the use of 100% recycled materials during the manufacturing process. The factory is expected to create employment opportunities for more than two dozen Malaysian employees, who will contribute to the company’s operations.
Datuk Wira Arham Abdul Rahman, CEO of MIDA expressed his support and excitement, saying “I am glad that hear that Ovotherm will be integrating sustainable practices into their business model. Their commitment to environmental responsibility and the circular economy is commendable. This initiative sets a positive example for the industry, and I hope it inspires other businesses to follow suit in adopting sustainable practices.”
MIDA works closely with industry stakeholders to foster a shift in perspectives, creating opportunities which paves the way for Malaysia’s transition to a circular economy while supporting ethical businesses and their efforts to drive Malaysia’s sustainable growth.
Adding to his statement, Datuk Wira Arham stated, “I firmly believe that the Ovotherm initiative will not only contribute to the development of Malaysia’s circular economy industry but also strengthen the resilience of our supply chains and landscape.”
Mr. Franz Hofer, CEO of Ovotherm, highlights Malaysia’s strategic potential as one of the main reasons for the opening of the manufacturing site in Klang, saying, “Choosing Malaysia as our new production location was a strategic move, driven by its unique location at the heart of Southeast Asia, unwavering stability, and a hardworking, motivated workforce.”
With a strong focus on environmental responsibility, Ovotherm’s egg packaging solutions provide an eco-friendly alternative traditional packaging material. By utilising rPET flakes, the company significantly reduces waste and promotes the circular economy. The establishment of the Klang factory, strengthens the company’s presence in the Malaysian market enabling more efficient and timely delivery of its products to customers in the region.
MIDA is the government’s principal promotion agency under the Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry (MITI) to oversee and drive investments into the manufacturing and services sectors in Malaysia. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur Sentral, MIDA has 12 regional and 21 overseas offices. MIDA continues to be the strategic partner to businesses in seizing the opportunities arising from the technology revolution of this era. For more information, please visit www.mida.gov.my and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, TikTok and YouTube channel.
Ovotherm is a leading provider of sustainable egg packaging solutions, with a strong focus on environmental responsibility. The company utilizes 100% recycled material, such as PET flakes, to produce high-quality and eco-friendly egg packaging. With a global presence, Ovotherm serves the needs of the egg industry and promotes sustainability throughout the supply chain.
Since 1st January 2023, Ovotherm has recycled an impressive number of approximately 453 billion soft drink bottles into environmentally friendly egg packs, showcasing its commitment to sustainability and resource conservation.
For more information, please contact:
Ms. Siti Halimaton binti Mohd Rejab
Director of Chemical Division and Advance Materials
Email: [email protected] | DL: +603 2267 6701
Ovotherm Asia Pacific
Ms. Miriam Shastri, Director
Email: [email protected] | DL: 603- 2732 6085