Ajinomoto opens new eco-friendly factory in Bandar Enstek
12 Dec 2022
Ajinomoto (M) Bhd (AMB) officially opened its new eco-friendly factory today on an 18.6-hectare site in Bandar Enstek Halal Hub in Negeri Sembilan.
Managing director and chief executive officer Tomoharu Abe said AMB’s new factory, which was relocated from Jalan Kuchai Lama to Bandar Enstek, is a smart factory and Certified Green Building.
“Advanced technology that optimises operations through automation and digitalisation are incorporated to improve efficiency and productivity.
“The new factory is designed to provide employees with a conducive and work-friendly environment, with recreational facilities. In addition, the new factory promotes customer engagement and environmental sustainability,” he said in a statement today.
AMB said the new factory premises currently occupies around 60 per cent of the 18.6-hectare site and has ample space for future expansion.
AMB chairman Tan Sri Teo Chiang Liang said 2022 had been a challenging but very auspicious year for the company, as it reached two significant milestones.
“First is the official opening of its new eco-friendly halal-certified factory despite the challenges created by the Covid-19 pandemic at home and globally, and second is the company’s 60th Anniversary celebrations.
AMB started its business operations to distribute imported umami seasoning Ajinomoto in Kuala Lumpur in 1961 and was one of the first Japanese companies to set up in Malaysia.
In 1965, following the completion of its factory on a 10.1-hectare site in Jalan Kuchai Lama, the company commenced the production of halal-certified Umami Seasoning Ajinomoto locally.