Manufacturing

Food processing

Coke’s new $100 million plant

Coca-Cola officially opened a new $100 million plant in Phnom Penh yesterday to expand its production capacity to meet increased demand for the Coke beverage in the Kingdom and Asean. The plant, situated on a 12.5-hectare land, in the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone is able ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/32783/coke---s-new--100-million-plant/

Boost for seafood exports

The Institute of Standards of Cambodia (ISC) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) will team up to boost the export of four seafood products that adhere to international standards. Speaking at a workshop at the Ministry of Industry and Handicraft yesterday, ISC director-general Chan ...

Sum Manet
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/30243/boost-for-seafood-exports/

Embalming chemical found in Takeo prahok

Takeo provincial authorities yesterday confiscated and destroyed more than 180 kilograms of contaminated prahok from four production sites, according to an official with the Cambodia Import-Export Inspection and Fraud Repression Directorate-General (CAMCONTROL). ...

Niem Chheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/embalming-chemical-found-takeo-prahok

Palm juice soft drink

The first hygienically produced soft drink made from palm juice, produced domestically, has proved popular enough to seek organic certification, and hopefully an export market. While palm juice has been used to make sugar, alcohol and vinegar, it has never been tapped for making soft drinks ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/29872/palm-juice-soft-drink/

Unilever eyes Cambodian palm sugar

Unilever is looking to source 2,000 tons of organic palm sugar a year from Cambodia, a senior manager said yesterday. Monica Soy, senior external affairs manager at Unilever Cambodia, told Khmer Times yesterday that Unilever requires about 2,000 tons a year, to be exported from Cambodia ...

Sok Chan
http://bit.ly/2c8BbNn

Angkor beer factory strike hits production

A workers’ strike escalated on Monday at Sihanoukville’s Angkor Beer-producing Cambrew factory, protesters said, with the company acknowledging that the work stoppage was causing major disruptions. ...

Chhorn Phearun
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/angkor-beer-factory-strike-hits-production-117037/

Rice crackers bound for China

Cambodian rice cracker manufacturer Ly Ly Food Industry Co. Ltd., has begun exporting its products to China, as part of a push to expand beyond Asean markets. ...

Sum Manet
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/28557/rice-crackers-bound-for-china/

Angkormilk factory launched

Cambodia’s first milk manufacturing plant, which aims to dominate the domestic dairy market, officially launched production operations yesterday after a ribbon-cutting ceremony held at the factory’s home in Phnom Penh SEZ. ...

Kali Kotoski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/angkormilk-factory-launched

Kingdom eyes improved food safety standard

While food safety control services and inspection systems for food products at the Industrial Laboratory Center of Cambodia (ILCC) have showed some improvements, the ILCC still lags behind Asean standards, according to Ministry of Industry and Handicraft secretary of state Sat Samy.   ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/25063/kingdom-eyes-improved-food-safety-standard/

Singapore’s HLH Group plans $10 million farm food processing park

Singapore-listed HLH Group Ltd will invest $10 million in an agricultural food processing park, which is due to be fully operational next year, the Singapore Business Review reported yesterday. The 400-hectare park will be in Kampong Speu province’s Oral district, said Kim Koung, an official of ...

Sum Manet
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/23911/singapore---s-hlh-group-plans--10-million-farm-food-processing-park/

Vinamilk keeps stake in Angkor dairy plant

Vietnamese dairy giant Vinamilk has appointed Angkor Dairy Products Co Ltd as the official distributor of Vinamilk products in Cambodia following the closure of its local representative office last month. ...

Sor Chandara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/vinamilk-keeps-stake-angkor-dairy-plant

Plenty of fish, but no buyers

At what should be a boom time ahead of the New Year, seafood vendors in Kampot have full baskets but no buyers as the algae bloom around Kep turns the water bright green and dead fish wash ashore. The government has issued a warning against swimming ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/23571/plenty-of-fish--but-no-buyers/

EU market could tap into tapioca

Local agro-industrial conglomerate Mong Reththy Group is negotiating a new partnership that would send large-volume shipments of Cambodian cassava products to Europe for the first time. ...

Sor Chandara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/eu-market-could-tap-tapioca

Surge in new product standards as tariffs fall

A recent surge in the development of national standards for manufactured goods and food products is creating more opportunities for local products in regional markets, a government official said yesterday. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/surge-new-product-standards-tariffs-fall

SME federation wants its own SEZ

The Federation of Associations for Small and Medium Enterprises of Cambodia is planning to propose that the government set up special economic zone (SEZ) for small and medium-sized sized enterprises (SMEs) so that they can work in clusters, saying this will enhance their productivity, increase ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/21157/sme-federation-wants-its-own-sez/

Appetite for investment in agriculture rising, forum told

South Korean investment in Cambodia’s agricultural industry, especially its food-processing sector, could result in the export of more value-added products that could help transform the Kingdom’s economy, a senior official at the Council for the Development of Cambodia and Korean officials told an investment forum ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/20905/appetite-for-investment-in-agriculture-rising--forum-told/

Rice scare in Poipet reveals plastic pieces

A rice-milling company has admitted to letting pieces of plastic from its machinery make their way into bags of rice after residents and authorities in Banteay Meanchey’s Poipet town raised fears of “plastic rice” upon finding their rice abnormally sticky since the Pchum Ben holiday. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rice-scare-poipet-reveals-plastic-pieces

Bad coffee spoils local ceremony

Dozens of people are expected to recover after getting sick from instant coffee at a pagoda ceremony in Siem Reap’s Chi Kraeng district on Saturday. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bad-coffee-spoils-local-ceremony

Untaxed alcohol seized at border

Border police in Tbong Khmum’s Memot district near the Cambodian-Vietnamese border seized more than 900 cases of top-shelf booze on Sunday after a truck tried to smuggle in a large chunk without paying tax, police confirmed yesterday. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/untaxed-alcohol-seized-border

Coke betting big on Cambodia

Coca-Cola held the ground-breaking ceremony for its new $100 million production facility at the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone yesterday, which when completed in 2016 will double the beverage behemoth’s Cambodian output over the next six years.The new facility, which was announced last November after ...

Ayanna Runcie and Ananth Baliga
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/coke-betting-big-cambodia

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