by BERNAMA / pic credit: dutchlady.com.my
DUTCH Lady Milk Industries Bhd (DLMI) foresees that its new dairy manufacturing hub in Techpark, Bandar Enstek, Negri Sembilan will support the group’s ambitious plans for Malaysia by growing milk consumption moving forward.
The new hub, which has commenced construction recently, is a further testament to DLMI’s confidence in the country’s economy, the company said in a statement yesterday.
MD Ramjeet Kaur Virik said the new dairy manufacturing hub will significantly increase the production of high-quality, nutritious milk, in line with the government’s National Health Agenda of achieving better health and nutritional status for Malaysians, especially the younger generation.
“We are demonstrating our commitment to our purpose of ‘Nourishing Our Nation’ and we realise the importance of investing in the future as food security in the post-pandemic era will be even more important for Malaysia,” she said.
Ramjeet said this project is self-funded from internal resources, including the recent land sale of DLMI’s existing factory in Petaling Jaya (PJ) for RM200 million, of which the monies in its entirety will go towards the construction of the new hub.
DMLI said the manufacturing hub will create an even more collaborative environment that will facilitate people upskilling and capability-building.
“Astate-of-the-art Dairy Farming Centre, which will serve as a one-stop learning centre for local farmers will also bee stablished at the new hub. This is to support the government’s agenda by training and upskilling local farmers into dairy entrepreneurs.
“DLMI will incorporate green and high technology, improved sustainability and efficiencies with future innovations in its new halal-certified dairy manufacturing hub.
“Some of the new innovations that will be introduced by DLMI in the new hub include energy-efficient utilities, zero-losses processing and reuse of rainwater, as well as improved recyclability,” it said.
Meanwhile, the company said that operations at the landmark factory in PJ will continue until the new dairy manufacturing hub is operational at end-2023.