Food and beverage giant, Fraser and Neave (F&N) is investing more than S$80 million to build its new smart and sustainable food and drinks facility in Tuas, Singapore. The new facility will consolidate its non-alcoholic beverages operations and will be completed in second half of 2021.
Designed as a future ready, smart factory, the facility features state-of-the-art automated storage and retrieval system, which will support improved vertical integration and connectivity within the supply chain. It is among the first in the region to use this integrated system for manufacturing, warehousing and distribution of chilled products. Furthermore, the building will feature sustainable infrastructures such as installation of solar panels. Sustainable targets to obtain 10 percent of energy from renewable sources and recover 30 percent of water also also set. The company aims to obtain the BCA green mark platinum award—a rating system to evaluate a building’s environmental impact.
Occupying 375,000 square feet, this facility will expand its capabilities across various aspects—from production and warehousing to research and development. Housing its innovation centre, the company will accelerate translation of innovative ideas into finished products and expand its offerings with sustainable packaging solutions.
“Our investment in this new facility marks our confidence in Singapore’s future, as well as its ability to meet rising global and local challenges. This investment also affirms our belief that Singapore has the best resources, infrastructure and talent to sharpen F&N’s competitive edge locally as well as in the international marketplace,” said Mr Koh Poh Tiong, Chairman of the F&N board executive committee.
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