IOI Loders Croklaan Expands Into Philippines

Friday, September 23rd, 2016 | 918 Views

The oils and fats producer has been building a portfolio in the Philippines food manufacturing industry, and opening a new office in Makati, Manila will provide local innovation and commercial support to customers.

The new office in Manila builds upon their plans for continued growth and development across Southeast Asia.

“The opening of our Philippines office allows IOI Loders Croklaan to provide exceptional local coverage and work more closely together with our customers,” said chief operation officer Michael van Sallandt.

An increasing number of consumers in Southeast Asia are looking for foods and ingredients that are free of trans-fatty acids. The company aims to provide its partially hydrogenated oils-free ingredients and reformulation expertise to the food manufacturing industry in the Philippines, to help manufacturers seeking trans-free solutions for their applications.

Imro‘t Zand, head of innovation, said, “We understand that reformulation is a significant undertaking and have taken proactive measures to make it an easier, faster process for our customers. By partnering with our clients, we are able to offer customers a range of non-hydrogenated options for creating healthy end products that have the ‘cleanest label’ possible.”

“Our aim is to bring our knowledge, expertise, technology and resources to bear — to ensure that our customers, especially in the confectionery and bakery market, can benefit from our full potential of high quality and innovative products,” Mr van Sallandt concluded.