PURECIRCLE TO DOU­BLE OUT­PUT

Com­pany spends RM185m to ex­pand plant

New Straits Times - - Business - NUR AQIDAH AZIZI BAN­DAR ENSTEK nur@nst.com.my

PURECIRCLE, a lead­ing pro­ducer of high-pu­rity ste­via for the global food and bev­er­age in­dus­try, is tar­get­ing to dou­ble its pro­duc­tion ca­pac­ity with the com­ple­tion of its RM185 mil­lion ex­panded plant here.

Group chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Magomet Mal­sagov said the new plant would also en­able the com­pany to fo­cus on more ef­fi­cient ex­trac­tion and pro­cess­ing from sus­tain­ably grown ste­via leaves.

“PureCircle is com­mit­ted to a sub­stan­tial on­go­ing in­vest­ment pro­gramme to en­sure that our cus­tomers have year-round ac­cess to the high­est-qual­ity ste­via leaf ex­tracts that have been sus­tain­ably grown.

“The ex­pan­sion of our ex­trac­tion and pro­cess­ing op­er­a­tions will ben­e­fit not only our cus­tomers, but also our em­ploy­ees, the farm­ers, the com­mu­ni­ties we work with and our end con­sumers,” he said, here, yes­ter­day.

The ex­panded plant was launched by En­ergy, Green Tech­nol­ogy and Wa­ter Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Dr Max­imus Ongk­ili.

PIC BY IQMAL HAQIM ROSMAN

En­ergy, Green Tech­nol­ogy and Wa­ter Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Dr Max­imus Ongk­ili (right) at the launch of the ex­tended ste­via plant in Ban­dar Enstek, Ni­lai yes­ter­day. With him is Pure Cir­cle chair­man Paul Sel­way Swift (left) and other of­fi­cials .

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