Ajinomoto shifts to new plant in Bandar Enstek Halal Hub after 60 years

AJINOMOTO (M) Bhd has recently unveiled its new eco-friendly factory on a 46-acre site in Bandar Enstek Halal Hub, Negeri Sembilan in conjunction with its 60th anniversary in Malaysia.

Ajinomoto Malaysia started its business operations to distribute imported Umami Seasoning AJI-NO-MOTO in Kuala Lumpur in 1961 and was one of the very first Japanese companies to operate in Malaysia.

Umami Seasoning AJI-NO-MOTO was first discovered and produced more than 100 years ago by Ajinomoto Co Inc in Japan.

In 1965, following the completion of its factory on a 25-acre site in Jalan Kuchai Lama, the company commenced the production of halal certified Umami Seasoning AJI-NO-MOTO locally.

“Ajinomoto Malaysia’s new factory which re-located from Jalan Kuchai Lama to Bandar Enstek is a ‘smart factory’ and Certified Green Building. Advanced technology that optimises operations through automation and digitalisation are incorporated to improve efficiency and productivity,” commented company’s managing director/CEO Tomoharu Abe.

“The new factory is designed to provide employees a conducive and work-friendly environment with recreational facilities. In addition, the new factory also promotes customer engagement and environmental sustainability.”

Ajinomoto Malaysia’s new production plant in Bandar Enstek, Negeri Sembilan

Its premises currently occupies around 60% of the 46-acre site and has ample space for future expansion. Following its new factory re-location, Ajinomoto Malaysia has made Technology Park Malaysia (TPM) in Bukit Jalil as its corporate headquarters.

The company’s current range of consumer products include its popular Umami Seasoning AJI-NO-MOTO, flavour seasoning TUMIX, Rasa Sifu, AJI-SHIO, menu specific seasoning SERI-AJI®, advanced sports nutrition aminoVITAL and artificial sweetener PAL SWEET. Its range of industrial products for food manufacturers are “TENCHO” and ACTIVA.

It is Ajinomoto Malaysia’s aim to become a global halal production and specialty ingredients centre to meet the increasing demand for halal food seasonings and products both locally and globally.

The new plant has facilities to enhance community and customer engagements such as for factory tours, cooking classes and industrial customer solution-based workshops. – Dec 12, 2022

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