Ingredion Celebrates 40 Years of Innovation, Sustainability, and Growth in Thailand
Wednesday, October 4th, 2023
Ingredion celebrates 40 years of innovation, sustainability, and growth in Thailand
Thriving in Thailand’s dynamic landscape: Ingredion Thailand shares how a strong commitment to growth, advancing sustainability efforts, and continuous innovation has shaped its development in Thailand.
Ingredion is thrilled to announce the celebration of its 40th anniversary in Thailand. Since 1983, Ingredion Thailand has been committed to excellence and innovation, working in close collaboration with customers to co-create products that meet consumer needs. Over the past 40 years, Ingredion Thailand has become a leading advocate in the food ingredients sector, delivering on our innovation, growth, and sustainability promises.
Ingredion began our journey in Thailand in 1983 by acquiring the Ban Khao Din facility in Rayong. Today, Ingredion Thailand operates four manufacturing facilities: Kalasin, Sikhiu, Banglen, and the original Ban Khao Din facility. These facilities, combined with Ingredion’s dedicated team members, make Ingredion Thailand a leading food ingredients solution provider in Thailand with a comprehensive and broad portfolio of products from starches to sweeteners to food systems.
With our 800-strong workforce and network of local tapioca farmers, Ingredion Thailand is truly bringing together the potential of people, nature, and technology to make life better.
New Ways to Create Value and Drive Growth for Our Customers
One of the main drivers of growth for Ingredion Thailand is the strong collaboration with our customers and a deep understanding of consumers. Thailand houses one of 32 Ingredion Idea Labs innovation centers worldwide. Here, experts collaborate with customers to offer science-based ideas, innovation, and solutions for on-trend and consumer-preferred product innovations.
“This year marks 40 years of customer collaboration where we enable our customers to bring their visions to life, co-creating consumer-preferred products and getting them to market. As partners to our customers, we can offer agile collaboration and deep formulation expertise.”
— Rohit Tipnis, Senior Director, Sales and Technical Service, ASEAN
Ingredion’s deep understanding of consumer needs drives customer innovation and investment in new capabilities. In 2017, Ingredion became the first manufacturer of clean-label functional starches and flours in Thailand to address the growing consumer calls for simpler ingredient lists and cleaner labels by producing NOVATION® functional native starches for clean-label food and beverage formulation.
Ingredion Thailand continues to collaborate with the Thai Tapioca Development Institute to support the advancement of specialty tapioca research and development, including the promotion of waxy tapioca, which Ingredion Thailand uses to develop locally sourced consumer-preferred ingredients. Rohit Tipnis continued, “We’re excited about the huge potential that lies ahead, and that keeps us working harder to pioneer new developments in food ingredients solutions.”
Advancing sustainability and ESG goals In the race to offer consumers more sustainable options and meet corporate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals, Ingredion Thailand’s dedication to sustainability extends beyond healthy eating and simple labels to responsible sourcing practices.
One of the key driving forces to Ingredion Thailand’s dedication to sustainability is the organisation’s goals in our 2030 All Life plan. Sustainability efforts in Ingredion Thailand’s facilities include:
- Achieving zero waste at all manufacturing facilities, contributing to reduced landfill, and reducing absolute GHG emissions.
- Generating renewable energy for our manufacturing facilities through solar panel installations. The first investment will start in November 2023 at the Ban Khao Din facility in Rayong.
As a sustainable agriculture leader, Ingredion is the first company in Thailand to achieve third-party verification for sustainable tapioca farming through the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI). Ingredion Thailand sources more than half of our tapioca sustainably, including 100% for waxy tapioca. We are committed to achieving all our tapioca sustainably sourced by 2025.
Towards the Future
Ingredion’s commitment to continual improvement is at the heart of our growth in Thailand. We strongly focus on being collaborators who help our customers grow and realize their visions efficiently and effectively. Our sustainability plan actively drives our commitment to sustainability and ethical standards.
“We are grateful for our amazing 40-year journey in Thailand. As an agricultural powerhouse, Thailand’s key exports in tapioca, rice, and sugar manufacturing make it an important food manufacturing hub. We are proud of our growth, the relationships we have cultivated with our customers, and our contributions to the communities where we operate. We look forward to many more years of serving customers and thriving together with the community in Thailand. We are excited to further invest in cutting-edge technologies to expand our reach and deliver consumer-preferred solutions that shape industries and help customers Be What’s Next.”
— Raymond Deidrick, Vice President and General Manager ASEAN
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