Hotpack Global plans to invest $98m to build packaging facilities

WCN Editorial Team 25 Apr 2022 ASIA BUILDINGS

Hotpack Global has announced its plan to invest $98.01m (AED360m) in Malaysia over the next 10 years to build 10 biodegradable packaging plants in partnership with Free The Seed.

Hotpack Global is a UAE-based food packaging manufacturer, while Free The Seed is a Malaysian manufacturer of biodegradable products, reported TradeArabia.

The 3,200m2 production plant at Gurun, Kedah, will be Hotpack’s first Southeast Asia manufacturing facility.

The factory will be constructed at an estimated cost of $24.50m (AED90m) over the next three to five years.

Free The Seed has become a technology and operational partner for Hotpack.

The Malaysian company will offer raw materials, expertise, workforce, and technical capabilities.

This plant will facilitate producing biodegradable packaging utilising various agricultural wastes such as pineapple leaves and other agro-biomass materials.

The plant is expected to generate 70 million units of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) packaging products annually.

Hotpack Global Group managing director Abdul Jebbar was quoted by the news agency as saying: "We are glad to venture into Malaysian manufacturing sector by partnering with Free The Seed by investing AED350 million in this project. We have also struck a deal with local Malaysian farmers to ensure a steady supply of agricultural raw materials.

"With this project, we will manufacture and provide a new line of biodegradable products for its global markets, including Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries."

Image: The factory will be constructed over the next three to five years. Credit: marcinjozwiak from Pixabay.

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