CPL Aromas opens first Malaysian production facility to serve Asean market
07 Sep 2023
World’s largest fragrance-only fragrance house CPL Aromas has opened its first fully automated production facility in Malaysia, to serve the domestic and Asean markets.
CPL Aromas, with a global presence spanning 18 international locations and a customer base extending to over 100 countries, completed the production facility in Pulau Indah, Selangor in August last year, the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (Mida) said in a statement.
Trial production started in early June 2023, with full-scale production slated for the year-end, it added.
“This fully automated plant is not just a symbol of innovation in our industry; it showcases Malaysia’s commitment to embracing cutting-edge technology and becoming a hub for technological advancement in the region, aligning perfectly with the New Industrial Master Plan 2030 (NIMP2030),” said MIDA deputy chief executive officer promotion and investment facilitation Sivasuriyamoorthy Sundara Raja at the grand launch earlier.
He said the plant supported Mida’s ambition for Malaysia to be Asia’s Lifestyle Lab, a location for consumer care companies to churn ideas, as well as design and develop solutions for consumers in Asia and beyond.
Meanwhile, CPL Aromas regional managing director Thomas Wan said the factory is equipped with the latest technology and top-of-the-line machines, equipment and facilities such as automated warehousing to enhance the efficiency and safety of transport and storage of raw materials in the goods-in area.
“Apart from the advanced production machines, the facility is commissioned to protect the environment and reduce carbon footprints with facilities such as solar panels, cold-storage insulated walls and ceilings, rainwater harvesting system, wastewater treatment plant, energy-saving heat pumps, LED lightings and clean-in-place (CIP) cleaning process.
“With a land area of 20,000 square metres (sq m) and a built-up area of about 10,500 sq m, the facility has reserved land for future expansion. Its strategic location near Port Klang enables seamless importation of raw materials and efficient exportation of finished goods to regional markets,” said Wan.
Due to its high level of automation, the planned workforce for the facility is just about 50 people, with the majority being in the semi-skilled and skilled workers categories. Priority is given to local talents for employment and intensive training will be provided, he added.
Source: The Edge Malaysia