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IOI Loders Croklaan names COO for Asia

Source:Ringier Food

Date Published:9/11/2017 03:09:02 PM

IOI Loders Croklaan has appointed Manuel Laborde as Chief Operating Officer Asia to lead the company’s growth plans into the food ingredients market   

ON 1 September 2017, Manuel Laborde assumed the role of Asia's Chief Operating Officer (COO) in charge of the IOI Loders Croklaan’s operations in Malaysia and China, which together serve the market for premium quality specialty oils and fats in China, Asia Pacific, Indian sub-continent, Middle East and Latin America and Africa.

“Asia [is] a critically important market in the global food and Infant Nutrition industry. IOI Loders Croklaan is a solution provider to global and regional leaders in the food industry, we have over 500 innovative products and hundreds of customer co-development projects on-going at any time. The region is growing rapidly in our core food ingredient segments like chocolate confectionery as well as bakery ingredients, and most importantly in the premium infant nutrition market that demands growing volumes of OPO a specialty ingredient that mimics the fat composition of mother’s milk in infant formula," said Mr Laborde.

As IOI Loders Croklaan’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Asia, Manuel Laborde will in charge of operations in Malaysia and China

 "We continue to invest in our manufacturing and technical capabilities in the region.  Our Creative Studio in Pasir Gudang was built to support our global and regional customer’s projects, business development and innovation in the region. 

IOI Loders Croklaan has more than 120 years of innovation knowledge and experience in oils and fats.  It invented Cocoa Butter Equivalents CBEs as well as OPO and many other widely used lipid-based technology serving the food industry.

The company has an integrated supply chain which offers the full control from raw material to end product, and is committed to provide the safest and most effective functional ingredients to the food and infant nutrition industries. 

According to Mr Laborde: "IOI Loders Croklaan will continue to invest in the region as well as in China, and strive to achieve continuous quality excellence to exceed our customers’ expectations and fuel the growth and protect their valuable brands. We will dedicate every effort to drive the development of the food industry in Asia.”   

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