Syngenta Opens New Formulation Plant In Singapore

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 | 8608 Views

Syngenta has announced the opening of a formulation plant in Tuas, Singapore, in collaboration with Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) and JTC, reinforcing its commitment to improving access to crop protection products for Asian farmers and supporting the transformation of agriculture in Asia.

The new plant is a multi-million project by Syngenta. Leveraging Syngenta’s strengths in cutting-edge innovation and agriculture research, the plant will be the most advanced in Syngenta’s global network and joins eight other sites as part of Syngenta’s investment in the Asia-Pacific region. The current capacity is six million litres per year, with the potential to triple.

The plant is now fully operational and has to date employed more than 20 skilled Syngenta employees to carry out the formulation, filling and packaging of its fungicides and pesticides products. The products are disease and weed control crop protection products which would be supplied to Southeast Asian markets such as Indonesia, Vietnam, and will expand to more Asian markets in phases.

Mr Alexander Berkovskiy, Regional Director of Syngenta APAC said, “I’m pleased to announce the opening of Syngenta’s first Formulation Plant in Singapore, which will play a critical role in strengthening agriculture production in Asia. This plant is part of Syngenta’s commitment to accelerating innovation, developing sustainable solutions, and investing to help farmers meet the needs of a changing world. This would not be possible without the support of JTC and the Singapore Economic Development Board.”

Syngenta’s new formulation plant is located in JTC Chemicals Hub @ Tuas South, Singapore’s first high-rise multi-tenanted development designed to house companies involved in the manufacturing, blending and distribution of chemicals.

“We congratulate Syngenta on the opening of its first Formulation Plant in Singapore. The JTC Chemicals Hub is designed and built with specialised safety features to support companies in the chemicals industry. We are glad that these ready-built safety features, such as the shared firewater retention basin and enhanced fire protection systems, have enabled Syngenta to achieve savings in upfront capital costs and quick start-up at the facility. We look forward to working closely with Syngenta to further support its business needs,” said Ms Cindy Koh, Director of JTC’s Energy and Chemicals Cluster.

“Syngenta’s decision to establish one of its most technologically advanced plants in Singapore is testament to EDB’s efforts to strengthen Singapore’s competitive edge in manufacturing by supporting companies’ investments in advanced manufacturing. The plant is a crucial part of Syngenta’s supply chain and we are heartened that Singapore continues to serve as a hub for companies like Syngenta to promptly address their customers’ needs in Southeast Asia and the rest of Asia. We congratulate Syngenta on the expansion of its presence and look forward to a strong partnership with the company in Singapore,” added Mr Ow Kai Onn, Singapore Economic Development Board’s Director of the Chemicals and Materials Group.