Our Presence in Singapore
- Asia Regional Central Office
Established in 2011 to formalise the company’s presence in Asia, the FrieslandCampina Asia Pacific Regional Office is located in Singapore’s Centennial Tower. Our Singapore Central Office supports our 30 offices across Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and Pakistan.
The 100 employees in our Regional Office work across Consumer Products Asia, our Asia Ingredients business group and global corporate functions such as category marketing and procurement. Key functions within this office include Business Development & Strategy, Category Marketing, Customer Development & Shopper Marketing (Sales), Corporate Affairs, Finance, Human Resources and Supply Chain.
An important hub for FrieslandCampina’s growth in Asia, the Regional Office supports the company’s broad manufacturing footprint across the region.
- Singapore Development Centre
Strategically located in Singapore to work with the South East Asian region, the FrieslandCampina Development Centre was opened in November 2013 and facilitates the research and innovation needed to create dairy-based beverages that address the needs of FrieslandCampina’s Asian consumers. This office is located in Science Park.
Housing FrieslandCampina’s nutritional expertise and product development for our Consumer Products Asia (CPA) business group, the Development Centre is an important link to the company’s Innovation Centre in Wageningen, the Netherlands.
Underscoring FrieslandCampina’s commitment to Asian consumers, the Centre’s 35 staff, including experts from the Dairy Based Beverages and Infant & Toddler Nutrition divisions, harness their combined expertise to ensure that our products are not only nutritious but also of the highest safety and quality standards. Their work complements the operations of our Regional Office through their generation of the important insight that informs the way our products are created and formulated for Asian consumers. Key activities conducted within the Singapore Development Centre include Product Development for dairy-based beverages and infant and toddler nutrition; Sensory Development; Packaging Development; Process Development; as well as Nutrition Development for the region.
- Singapore Sales Office
FrieslandCampina (Singapore) is our local sales office for the Singapore domestic market. It imports products from both FrieslandCampina Malaysia and the Netherlands. We offer a wide range of products in Singapore, from nutrition for young children (Friso) to long shelf life milk and UHT fresh milk (Dutch Lady).
Our Business Groups
FrieslandCampina’s Consumer Products Asia Business Group
FrieslandCampina Consumer Products Asia business group consists of operating companies that are active in the consumer products segment in Asia. FrieslandCampina has acquired excellent positions in many countries with strong brands and a wide range of products. These activities have a long and rich history. The export of dairy from Western Europe began back in the 1920s. The range of long shelf life products has expanded significantly: from milk powder, condensed milk, infant and children’s nutrition to dairy drinks, yoghurts and desserts. FrieslandCampina has operating companies in Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Pakistan. In Asia we market brands that have acquired strong positions. Dutch Lady is legendary in Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam, Foremost is a leading brand in Thailand, Frisian Flag is widely known in Indonesia. Similarly Engro Foods’ brands like Olpers and Tarang are household names in Pakistan.
Business Group Ingredients
FrieslandCampina Ingredients is a business group comprising of 5 operating companies each with its own specialisation and one joint venture. In Singapore, we work with dedication and passion to redefine nutrition across 5 key areas across Infant & Medical Nutrition (Domo), Performance and Lifestyle Nutrition (DMV), Beverage & Food Ingredients (Kievit), Pharmaceutical (DFE Pharma) and Animal Nutrition (Nutrifeed).
About FrieslandCampina N.V.
For thousands of people every day, we are more than just a dairy company. To our farmers, our employees the communities we serve, the businesses we work with and the people to whom we bring happiness, FrieslandCampina means something more. For them it’s not just about what we do, but who we are. As we work in highly competitive markets we need to be agile while, at the same time, carefully balancing all of our interdependent business processes. We are unique because our suppliers, the farmers, are also our owners. Since we own the entire supply chain from grass to glass we guarantee high quality of all our products.
It’s the commitment and passion of our employees that has helped us become a truly global company.
We have grown into one of the largest dairy companies in the world and have been operating in many countries in Africa for over 50 years and in Asia for over 90 years. We own many strong local brands that are considered iconic by the communities we operate in. Our products are being shipped to over 100 countries all over the globe. The company is still owned by a proud and strong cooperative of almost 20,000 farmers. Many of them have been members for generations.
Doing fair business and having a sustainable vision for the future of our company and our farmers is a fundamental element of our DNA. Whether it’s a Vietnamese farm owner trying to grow a dairy business, or training a Nigerian farmer on good dairy practices, we never lose sight of the people we serve.
Our purpose ‘Nourishing by nature’ guides our business decisions. We make sure the job is done every day and that we understand how what we do every day affects the bigger picture. We’re always adding value to a better living for our member farmers and that’s why we need to become a little better every day.