Amcor, F&N, Griffith Foods & Novozymes continue trend of multinationals across the food value chain becoming members of FIA
Singapore, 27 August 2019 – Food Industry Asia (FIA) is pleased to welcome Amcor, Griffith Foods, Novozymes and renowned local brand F&N to its network of members and companies representing the food and beverage industry value chain.
Amcor is a global leader in developing and producing packaging for food, beverage and more, with operations spanning across 250 locations in more than 40 countries. Its portfolio covers a range of flexible and rigid packaging, specialty cartons, closures and services. As a commitment to increase the driving recycling rates of packaging worldwide, the company has pledged to develop all of its packaging to be recyclable or reusable by 2025. Amcor is committed to to develop more sustainable packaging and increase its use of recycled content.
Mike Cash, President, Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific, said, “Amcor’s packaging assures the safety and performance of thousands of products. Our highly competitive solutions extend shelf life, protect and preserve, and add convenience and functionality to food, including meats and cheese, and personal care, healthcare and medical products.
"We also know that the environmental profile of packaging must constantly improve. Amcor’s team of over 8,000 people across Asia Pacific are inspired by winning for the environment and FIA is another channel through which we will collaborate with customers, suppliers, NGOs and others in our region. Together, there is no limit to what we can accomplish.”
F&N is a leading Asia Pacific consumer group present in 11 countries spanning Asia Pacific, Europe and USA. Since its humble beginnings as a producer of carbonated drinks in Singapore in 1883, F&N has successfully ventured into other F&B categories such as dairy and ice cream. Today, F&N provides key resources and sets strategic directions for its subsidiary companies, and owns one of Southeast Asia’s strongest portfolios of award-winning, trusted quality brands.
Lee Meng Tat, Chief Executive Officer, Non-Alcoholic Beverages of F&N, said, “As an innovative market leader in the F&B industry, we take great pride in offering beverages that are not only great tasting but also offer functional benefits. We are very pleased to join FIA, and be part of a collective voice of the F&B industry in Asia. This collaboration will also allow F&N to gain valuable access to industry information, as well as make positive strides to further enhance and improve the delivery of quality beverages to consumers in our markets.”
Griffith Foods is a purpose-driven global product development company, founded in 1919 and headquartered in Alsip, Illinois. With a presence in over 30 countries, Griffith Foods uses its vast industry expertise to develop culinary-inspired, on-trend products to exacting specification and cultural authenticity, with great taste, improved nutrition, food safety and sustainability. Its product offerings range from marinades and seasonings, sauces and dressings to breadings, coatings and other functional ingredients. The company is committed to helping foodservice operators, processors, retailers and distributors gain a foothold in key markets more effectively.
“At Griffith Foods, our purpose is to blend care and creativity to nourish the world,” said TC Chatterjee, Chief Executive Officer at Griffith Foods. “While we know that we can play a meaningful role in nourishing the world, we also know that we can make significant progress on this aspiration through an ecosystem approach and through multi-faceted partnerships.
"We are pleased to partner with FIA and its food industry partners with their focus on health and nutrition, sustainability and food safety. We believe that partnerships such as this will enable the food industry to make a meaningful impact to consumers.”
Novozymes is a global biotechnology company headquartered in Denmark. The company has operations in a number of countries around the world, including China, India, Brazil, Argentina and USA.
As the world’s largest provider of enzyme and microbial technologies, Novozymes provides innovative enzyme solutions for various F&B categories such as baking, beverages and dairy. With the aim of improving industrial performance while preserving the planet’s resources, its solutions help customers use raw materials more efficiently by reducing, or substituting, the use of traditional chemicals with more sustainable alternatives.
TC Tan, Vice President of Food & Beverages, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa at Novozymes, said, “We are happy to be a member of FIA to advocate regional harmonisation to drive increased sustainability and unlock technical trade barriers for the Asian food industry.”
“We are delighted to welcome Amcor, F&N, Griffith Foods and Novozymes onboard the growing FIA network,” said Matt Kovac, Executive Director at FIA. “As we continue to deepen our presence and engagement across the region, I am confident that our new members will bring a depth of knowledge and experience to support FIA’s efforts in sustainability and health and nutrition, and strengthen our role as the leading voice of the food industry in Asia.”