F&N Foods celebrates groundbreaking of new purpose-built integrated facility in Singapore
 
Dec 04, 2019
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December 4, 2019, Singapore --( ASIA TODAY )-- F&N Foods, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fraser and Neave, Limited (“F&N”), an associate company of the Thai Beverage Public Company Limited; celebrated the groundbreaking of its purpose-built integrated facility in Singapore witnessed by the Chairman of Singapore Economic Development Board, Dr Beh Swan Gin, Board Member of Thai Beverage Public Company Limited and Group CEO, Frasers Property Limited; Khun Panote Sirivadhanabhakdi, and Assistant CEO of JTC Corporate, Mr Alvin Tan.

The groundbreaking ceremony marked the start of the construction of F&N’s new food & beverage facility in Singapore. The new facility will cost more than S$80 million and is planned for completion in late-2021. Upon completion, this new 375,000 sqf facility in Tuas, Singapore will expand F&N Singapore’s capabilities across all aspects, from production and warehousing to research and development, and enable F&N to consolidate most of its Singapore non-alcoholic beverages operations under one roof, thereby achieving operational synergies and economies of scale.

“Our investment in this new facility marks our confidence in Singapore’s future, as well as its ability to meet rising global and local challenges,” says Mr Koh Poh Tiong, Chairman of the F&N Board Executive Committee. “This investment also affirms our belief that Singapore has the best resources, infrastructure and talent to sharpen F&N’s competitive edge locally as well as in the international marketplace.”

Dr Beh Swan Gin, Chairman of the Singapore Economic Development Board remarked, “We are particularly delighted that through F&N, Thai Beverage is growing its footprint and operating base in Singapore. Thai Beverage is a leading Asian family business that is building on its traditional strength in the markets of Indochina to expand into the rest of Southeast Asia and beyond. The new facility will enhance F&N’s capabilities to innovate, and contribute to the vibrancy of Singapore as a food innovation hub”.

A Future-Ready, Smart Factory

The new facility is set to be a future-ready, smart factory that will support F&N’s vision of becoming the leading F&B player in the ASEAN region.

Designed also to be the product innovation centre of the F&N Group, this new facility will further strengthen F&N’s research and development capabilities to expand its offerings of health and wellness beverages with sustainable packaging solutions. The dedicated research and development centre will accelerate the translation of innovative ideas and concepts into finished products.

Consumers can continue to enjoy F&N’s high-quality products with confidence. The purpose-built plant, which is located in Singapore, enables F&N to deliver the freshest products to their consumers, thereby delivering on its continued commitment of product safety and quality.

The plant is also designed with state-of-the-art Automated Storage and Retrieval System and will boast improved vertical integration and connectivity within the supply chain. This will allow F&N to create manufacturing and warehousing synergies, enable lean production and enhance productivity.

Integrating Sustainability at its core, the facility’s operational processes will achieve efficiencies in water and energy use, with the BCA Green Mark Platinum award as its target.

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