Kellogg Company has announced plans to build a new snack manufacturing facility in Bandar Estek in Malaysia. The facility will increase its Pringles production capacity in the Asia-Pacific region and create at least 300 local jobs.
“Our acquisition of Pringles in 2012 marked the beginning of an exciting new era in the evolution of our global snacks business,” said John Bryant, president and CEO, Kellogg Company.
“The decision to invest in a new snacks manufacturing facility - and build our capacity and capability in Asia Pacific - is the next step in that journey.
“We have a compelling business need to better align our assets with marketplace trends and customer requirements.
“To that end, we are taking action to ensure our manufacturing network is operating the right number of plants and production lines - in the right locations - to better meet current and future production needs and the evolving needs of our customers.”
Construction of the new plant will begin immediately.