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Japan flavours maker Takasago opens $60m production facility in Singapore

Published on Mar 12, 2014 3:02 PM
Takasago president and CEO Ritaro Igaki gives his opening address at the launch of Takasago's facility in Jurong on March 12, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

Japanese flavours and fragrances manufacturer Takasago International has opened a new production site in Singapore that is its largest in Asia outside of Japan.

Located at Sunview Road, the 22,000 square metre facility cost $60 million to set up and will house teams that create, make and research flavours and fragrances.

Some 225 staff - about 90 per cent of whom will be Singaporeans or permanent residents - will be employed at the facility, the company said.

Takasago develops tastes and scents to use in products such as detergents, snacks and other consumer products. The Tokyo-listed company has worked with global perfume brands like Givenchy and Shiseido as well as consumer brands Johnson & Johnson and Coca Cola.

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