Interview: Navigating the ASEAN Future of Food Ingredients with Jebsen & Jessen

In an enlightening interview with Food Entrée & Manufacturing, Ratana Vongmukdaporn, the Regional Business Line Head of Food and Pharmaceuticals & Personal Care at Jebsen & Jessen Ingredients, shares valuable insights on adapting to the evolving dietary preferences and trends within the ASEAN region. The discussion, led by Editor-in-Chief Supichai Zathen, delves into the company's strategies for innovation and sustainability in the food ingredients industry.

The food ingredients sector is witnessing rapid transformations, driven by changing consumer preferences towards healthier and more sustainable choices. Ratana Vongmukdaporn, at the helm of Jebsen & Jessen Ingredients' food department, discusses how the company is navigating these shifts, ensuring their products meet the nuanced demands of the Southeast Asian market.

Jebsen & Jessen Ingredients is dedicated to understanding and catering to the diverse dietary habits across Southeast Asia, employing a network of local experts and global partnerships. "To better understand the unique tastes and preferences across the region, we have established an extensive network of offices across the region, with experienced industry experts," Vongmukdaporn states, emphasizing the importance of regional expertise. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic's lasting impacts, the industry is leaning towards health and sustainability, with a growing preference for clean labels and plant-based products. Vongmukdaporn notes, "The food ingredients market in the ASEAN region is experiencing significant changes... with a sustained focus on health and well-being."

The insights from Ratana Vongmukdaporn underscore the dynamic nature of the food ingredients industry and the strategic approaches Jebsen & Jessen Ingredients is adopting to meet future challenges. Their commitment to health, sustainability, and understanding local preferences positions them as a leader in the industry. Discover more of Ratana's insights by reading the complete interview in Food Entrée & Manufacturing at the link below.

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About Jebsen & Jessen Ingredients

Jebsen & Jessen Ingredients is a leading solutions provider and distributor of specialty chemicals and life science ingredients covering a wide range of industrial and manufacturing applications. Our expert technical sales and responsive customer service teams connect technologies from our world-leading partners to thousands of manufacturers across South East Asia and China. 

In business for over 60 years, we operate six regional business lines: Coating & Resins, Plastics & Rubber, Performance Chemicals, Feed, Food, and Pharmaceuticals & Personal Care. Leveraging our local presence, technical expertise and extensive portfolios, we solve our customers’ problems and keep them updated with the latest market intelligence and trends, creating maximum value for all of our stakeholders and helping bring innovative products to market faster.

  • Direct presence in 8 countries including emerging markets, with local-language technical sales and customer service staff at 17 locations
  • Locally present and regionally integrated distribution partner, with regional technical sales and distribution network covering all of ASEAN and China
  • World-class, certified warehouses in each market
  • 600m² of regional innovation labs provide customers and technology partners with outstanding development and application opportunities
  • Distributing 100,000+ tonnes of specialty chemicals and ingredients annually
  • More than 175 technology partners, including many of the world’s leading brands, serving 4,000 customers throughout the region
  • The Jebsen & Jessen Group was the first industrial company in South East Asia to achieve 100% carbon neutrality (since 2011)


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