Groundbreaking of the new plant Arkema in Kerteh

Magali Voisin-Ratelle - 29-oct.-2012 03:41:47
On 6 October 2012, in the presence of the Prime Minister of Malaysia, French group Arkema and its Korean partner CJ have gathered over 500 guests in a ceremony to mark the beginning of their site project in Kerteh, Terengganu. At the invitation of Mr Marc Schuller, General Manager of Arkema’s Industrial Chemicals who flown in from France, Madame Ambassador of France took part in the event, alongside with his Korean counterpart, the Terenganu Menteri Besar and senior representatives of the Malaysian ministries and agencies concerned (Biotech Corp, MIDA, MOSTI, etc.). Result of several years of study, this industrial project aims to create two factories jointly-owned by Arkema and CJ, which will be Arkema’s first platform of Thiochemicals in Asia and the first global unit in the production of bio-methionine (ingredient in animal feed). The project represents a total investment of approximately USD 450 million, and is expected to go into production starting end of 2013.

Arkema and CJ Cheil-Jedang select Malaysia for their Bio-Methionine and Thiochemicals plants

Wai Kwan Wong - 22-août-2011 05:06:05
Thanks to the best efforts of the Government of Malaysia, the Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation and the East Coast Economic Region Development Council, attractive conditions for the bio-methionine and thiochemicals plants have been obtained. The Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato’ Sri Najib Abdul Razak, welcomed this choice at a press conference today in Kuala Lumpur. Kerteh located on the East Coast of Malaysia is an ideal place to build a thiochemical platform and bio-methionine plant where all the necessary infrastucture, utilities and raw materials can be easily obtained. The onsite bulk port and the nearby Kuantan and Kemaman container ports will facilitate the logistic of the products. Arkema and CJ Cheil-Jedang confirm their intention to start operating the plants at the end of 2013.   CJ CheilJedang, a Korean based food, feed, and bioscience company, is leading the way as  No.1 global company in the world in the area of industrial biotechnology with innovations in fermentation, and purification technologies. CJ is a leading producer of fermentation-based products such as feed amino acids, MSG, and Nucleotides with global manufacturing and business operations in 6 continents. As a socially responsible company, CJ strives toward practicing carbon-neutral manufacturing operations by utilizing renewable raw materials and developing value-added co-products to minimize waste into the environment.   A global chemical company and France’s leading chemicals producer, Arkema is building the future of the chemical industry every day. Deploying a responsible, innovation-based approach, we produce state-of-the-art specialty chemicals that provide customers with practical solutions to such challenges as climate change, access to drinking water, the future of energy, fossil fuel preservation and the need for lighter materials. With operations in more than 40 countries, 14,000 employees and 8 research centers, Arkema generated annual revenue of €5.9 billion in 2010, and holds leadership positions in all its markets with a portfolio of internationally recognized brands. The world is our inspiration.   Source: Arkema press center.
Welcome to the French Trade Commission – Business France office in Malaysia! “Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship program. Founded on January 1, 2015 through a merger between UBIFRANCE and the Invest in France Agency, Business France has 1,500 personnel, both in France and in 70 countries throughout the world, who work with a network of public- and private-sector partners.” As a member of the French diplomatic network in Malaysia, Business France’s three missions are: - Fostering export growth by French businesses. - Promoting and facilitating international investment in France.


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