Malaysian CAB to beef up poultry
CAB Cakaran Corp Bhd, which was transferred to
the Bursa Malaysia main board this week, aims to increase its production of
dressed and processed chickens, strengthen its marine products manufacturing
division and expand its regional and global
The poultry division was expected to contribute 50% of revenue within two
years, with the remainder split equally between the marine products and
value-added chicken-based products division, said chief operating officer
Christopher H.P. Chuah.
Its production of dressed and processed
chickens would increase 200% per month to 1.5 million birds upon completion of
its new high-technology plant in Sungai Petani by third quarter of
The construction of the RM22.9mil (€5.02m) high-technology
slaughtering and processing plant was scheduled to start next month, said
chairman Datuk Zakaria Hashim.
"There are also plans to extend the
plant to include facilities to produce fully-cooked processed chicken products
to tap into the growing demand from foreign markets such as Japan, the Middle
East and Europe," he said.
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