Yeo Hiap Seng (Yeo’s), Malaysia’s leading food and beverage firm, has announced its investment of MYR 20 million (USD 4.8 million) in a high-speed combi production and filling line in Malaysia. The first of its kind in Malaysia, the new combi and filling line intends to promote Yeo’s position in the Asian food and beverage sector while serving growing global demand.
The combi line is an example of the company’s commitment to improving production standards and expanding its product design and offers to fulfill the needs of its customers. The new high-speed line will manufacture Yeo’s diverse range of goods, including the unique packaging that allows users to twist and pour without having to unseal the package. The redesigned resealable cap provides leakproof storage, improved airflow for spill-free pouring, and a slimmer shape for easier gripping. Yeo’s signature Asian products, such as soy milk, chrysanthemum tea, and others, are already being produced on the combi line. When fully operational, it can manufacture more than triple the production of the 1-liter beverage pack.
Samuel Koh, Yeo’s Group Chief Executive Officer, said, “The high-speed combi line brings innovative possibilities for the firm as a brand and business. It increases our ability to achieve better speed-to-market for new product innovations in the pipeline which include healthy and nutritious beverages for today’s health-conscious society. ”
Yeo’s has been investing in extended business ventures, such as through the collaboration with Sweden’s Oatly – the world’s most popular and fast-growing oat-based drinks firm – to manufacture and supply oat drinks across Asia. It has invested USD1 million in Next Gen Foods Pte. Ltd (NGF), a plant-based food technology company backed by Singapore’s Temasek Holdings. Yeo’s is also known for being the first in the world to package Asian beverages in Tetra Brik aseptic cartons using a UHT process, and was also the first to sell curry chicken in canned form.
(Sources: FoodBev Media; Malaysiakini)