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Stern-Wywiol Gruppe from Hamburg is adding to its production and sales network in south-east Asia by establishing a new production facility for its subsidiary, SternMaid Asia Pacific Sdn Bhd, in the Iskandar economic zone, Malaysia. After the plants in Suzhou (China) and Mumbai, this is the third food industry facility that the family enterprise has opened in Asia and its sixth outside Germany. Clients in the ASEAN region will in future benefit from more rapid deliveries, secure supply chains and applications advice from a consultant nearby.

The state-of-the-art facility is dedicated to the development and production of food ingredient systems to improve the functional qualities of food. The facility has three completely separate production lines; initially work will focus on enzyme-based ingredients systems for bakers and millers plus micronutrient mixes to fortify a wide variety of foods and beverages.

Premium fruit and vegetable ingredient supplier, SVZ, has announced that it is to open a representative office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, offering local support to customers in the Asian region. A new sales manager, Mr. Kevin Cheong, has also been appointed to support strategic growth in Asia.

The new office underlines SVZ’s commitment to strengthen its position in Asia’s dynamic food and drink industry by offering premium, traceable fruit and vegetable ingredients and unparalleled agronomy expertise in the region, as well as supporting customers and bolstering strategic relationships.

The company’s new sales manager, Mr. Cheong, joins SVZ on 1 August, with a wealth of experience in food ingredients and a degree in food science and technology. Previously sales director at PureCircle, Kevin will be instrumental in growing SVZ’s fruit and vegetable business and provide on-the-ground customer support to customers in Asia.