KUALA LUMPUR: Sozo Global Ltd, a convenient food specialist, is investing RM15 million to set up a halal processing plant in Malaysia.
Its chief executive officer Shen HengBao said the company hopes to conclude land acquisition by year-end and the plant construction will start in early 2012.
Sozo is still looking to identify a location that has access to ports and workforce, as well as the assistance of the authorities, he told reporters at a media briefing here today.
It is likely that the plant would be located in Penang.
The ready-to-serve food specialist has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Malaysian Halal Development Council. Shen said the company is currently setting up its third plant in China, specifically for halal products.
“We want to leverage on Malaysia’s reputation as a halal food hub and certification to penetrate the Middle East market,” he added. –