Danish food giant Danisco has confirmed the acquisition of flavours company Perlarom, as it expands into the Southeast Asia flavours market, according to a report from Dairy International.
Belgium-based Perlarom has a small presence in Asia which includes a flavour plant in Singapore and sales offices in China. Danisco has said that the Singapore plant will provide a firm base from which it aims to increase its activities in the Asia Pacific region.
Steen Loendal, Danisco's business manager for Asia Pacific, said of the deal: "The Singapore facility enhances our ability to deliver our products in a timely manner and meet the demands of the Asia Pacific region."
Currently the Singapore plant specialises in sweetening flavours which are specifically manufactured for the southeast Asian market. Danisco claims that the facility is also well located to serve other growing markets throughout southeast Asia.
Danisco been increasing it foothold in the southeast Asian market in recent years. In May, the company opened a €2.7 million flavour production and research and development facility in Kunshan, China. The company also has sales offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Guangzhou, with the addition of research and development laboratories in Penang, Tokyo and Sydney.