Yeo Hiap Seng Limited (Yeo’s), a company that has been manufacturing plant-based beverages for more than a century, and Oatly, the world’s original and largest oat drink company, today announced the opening celebration of their Singapore oat milk facility, including the participation of its Guest-of-Honour Alvin Tan, Singapore’s Minister of State for Trade and Industry. He was accompanied in his tour of the facility by officials from the Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Economic Development Board. The facility officially opened in July and today’s highly anticipated event was previously delayed due to COVID. The production facility at Yeo’s Senoko Way factory is Oatly’s first outside Europe and North America.
Yeo’s Group Chief Executive Officer Samuel Koh said: “This is truly a delightful day for all of us at Yeo’s and Oatly. I am grateful to the project team for enabling this rollout despite challenges posed by COVID lock-downs.
“This new facility demonstrates Yeo’s ability to meet the stringent food standards and regulations in our manufacturing process. Following the successful rollout, Yeo’s looks forward to supporting Oatly’s long-term growth in the region.”
David Zhang, Asia President of Oatly, said: “Despite ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, we are thrilled that the production facility opened in July. Oatly is grateful to Yeo’s and the Singapore Government for their unwavering support during this challenging time. This new facility will help drive Oatly’s expansion into new and existing markets in Asia and support us to drive the shift from dairy to oat milk for the benefit of people and planet.”
Johan Rabe, Oatly’s Chief Supply Chain Officer, said: “Oatly looks for partners that possess world class manufacturing and packaging capabilities as well as a shared commitment towards sustainability and lowering carbon emissions. We are very pleased to work with Yeo’s. They are a valuable partner in the Asia-Pacific region in the pursuit of our long-term growth objectives.”