By Glen S. Ramos
MANILA – The Aice Brands Ice Cream of Indonesia will be filling up soon the dairy sections of Philippine supermarkets after it signed a business agreement with Aboitiz InfraCapital to establish a manufacturing plant at LIMA Estate in Batangas.
Lima is a combined word bearing the city of Lipa and Malvar, Batangas.
The deal will also create 2,000 job opportunities.
According to a statement by Aboitiz Group, Aice Philippines Inc. would occupy 49,070 square meters at LIMA Estate and is expected to be completed by October 2023.
“We’re going beyond simply providing a high-quality physical product. We are also putting sustainability, resilience, and smart technology adoption at the forefront of everything we are doing, which now puts us on par with regional players” LIMA Land Inc. president and Aboitiz InfraCapital economic estates head Rafael Fernandez de Mesa stated.
He added that the Batangas factory is the fourth Aice plant outside Indonesia and the largest in ASEAN.
“We chose to partner with Aboitiz InfraCapital to provide more service guarantees for the development of the early civil construction and the formal operation of the later factory,” said Aice Philippines Inc. engineering director Cai Xiang Jun.
“As we commit to creating a positive impact in the Philippines, we look forward to providing more job opportunities, growing together with resellers in every community, and spreading more happiness to our consumers,” he added. (ai/mtvn)