D&L Industries Inc., the parent company of Chemrez Technologies, Inc. and Natura Aeropack Corporation, has embarked on a next-generation expansion plan adding a meaningful capacity in the ECO product space in food, home care, and personal care segments.
The new facility sits on a 26-hectare property in First Industrial Township Special Economic Zone in Batangas. Total capital expenditure is around $300m.
The said facilities will enable a significant move from selling raw materials in bulk to “retail packed at source”. D&L will process a new generation of coconut-based raw materials and package them into consumer-facing products, simplifying supply chains and saving cost.
What sets D&L apart is that it manufactures, innovates in raw materials, formulates, and packs retail-ready – a fully integrated approach.
The new plant will be instrumental to the company’s future growth, with plans to develop more high value-added coconut-based products and penetrate new international markets. It will cater to D&L’s growing export business in the food and oleochemicals segment. It will add the capability to manufacture downstream packaging, capturing a more significant part of the production chain. This will allow D&L to move a step closer to its customers by providing customized solutions and simplifying supply chains, which is highly important given global logistical challenges and concerns.
The new facility showcases state of the art technology in manufacturing and global best practices in incorporating sustainability in operations. Below are some of the key sustainability features of the said facility.
The international market for plant-based foods (dairy alternatives) and natural and sustainable (palm- and petroleum-free) home and personal care products is growing rapidly. The company now looking for progressive brand owners and retailers to work with to set standards, product ranges, and packaging options.