Dutch Lady appoints Seremban Engineering as main contractor for RM100mil new manufacturing plant
08 Mar 2022
Dutch Lady Milk Industries Bhd (DLMI) has appointed Negeri Sembilan based Seremban Engineering Bhd (SEB) as the main contractor to build its new manufacturing plant in Techpark at Bandar Enstek, Negeri Sembilan.
In a statement today, the dairy manufacturer said the contract valued at over RM100 million will include all civil, structural and architectural works to be overseen by SEB in this project spanning approximately 13ha.
“This contract is worth 25 per cent of our total RM400 million investment into the new halal dairy manufacturing hub which will commence operations in 2024,” it said.
DLMI managing director Ramjeet Kaur Virik said the company’s 59-year presence in Malaysia is a testament to the country’s importance as a halal dairy hub.
“Construction has commenced on our halal dairy manufacturing hub, which will allow us to eventually be more efficient, hence double our production capacity.
“DLMI welcomes the partnership with SEB as this creates the opportunity for collaborative efforts with other partners to build Malaysia’s future halal dairy manufacturing hub that will continue nourishing Malaysians for generations to come,” said Ramjeet.
DLMI said SEB has a track record of 42 years and is a public-listed company on Bursa Malaysia specialising in equipment and steel fabrication, engineering services, plant installation.
In 2019, SEB was acquired by MIE Industrial Sdn Bhd, an engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning company (EPCC) in the oil and gas industry.
DLMI said Negeri Sembilan became the company’s preferred investment destination due to the state’s business-friendly policies and proximity to the Klang Valley.
DLMI’s new facility in Techpark at Bandar Enstek is strategically located and is connected by excellent infrastructure and road linkages to all urban centres and ports.
The growing halal industry hub in Techpark @ Enstek which also hosts other food and beverage brands was also decisive in influencing the decision to build the new facility in Negeri Sembilan.