Ingredion opens its expanded rice manufacturing facility

July 15, 2020

Ingredion Inc. (Westchester, IL) completed its rice manufacturing expansion in Banglen, Thailand.

Ingredion Inc. (Westchester, IL) completed its rice manufacturing expansion in Banglen, Thailand.

“Thailand is one of the largest exporters of rice globally, with around 16 million of the population employed in rice farming,” said Rishan Pillay, Ingredion’s vice president and general manager for ASEAN and India, in a press release. “We are upgrading and expanding our capabilities right at the heart of rice cultivation and processing, letting us combine the local knowhow and experience with our own clean label expertise. This unique position will enable us to fast-track our customers’ growth projects in the clean and simple space.” 

The facility is enabled to not only manufacture standard rice-based product, but it can develop multi-functional waxy rice flours that offer smooth and creamy textures, moderate-to-high process tolerance, and superior stability in ambient, refrigerated and freeze/thaw conditions.

“Ingredion is a pioneer in the clean-label movement, and we understand consumer attitudes and preferences towards specific ingredients and claims, thanks to more than 25 years of experience in this space and the largest consumer research globally conducted on a regular basis,” said Daniel Haley, global platform leader, Clean and Simple, Ingredion, in a press release. “Being a well-recognized kitchen cupboard staple, non-GMO, hypoallergenic and gluten-free, rice continues to be an on-trend ingredient.”