The investment for Shanghai AB Food & Beverages Ltd.
is US$29 million, and the company employs more than 200
employees. It is located in the Shanghai Minhang Economic
& Technical Development Zone, the plant is over 20,000
Main production facilities: The modern automatic production
plant of brew house malt extract product line and band
drier imported from Switzerland and Germany. They produce
and sell the nutrition foods for children, such as Ovaltine;
Nutrition beverage for middle-agers and elders, such as
"Fu Pai" Lacovo, "Fu Pai" Malted Milk
and malt extract for domestic and international industrial
Shanghai AB Food & Beverages Ltd. was founded in 1993.
Before this, which was just had its name changed from
Shanghai Novartis Nutrition Ltd., it is the Sino-Foreign
cooperation Joint Venture between Switzerland Novartis
Consumer Health and Shanghai Maling Aquarius Group.
In the end of 2002, Associated British Foods plc acquired
the shares and brands of the Health and functional Food
Business of Switzerland Novartis. After that, Consumer
Health became cooperation Joint Venture between Associated
British Foods plc and Shanghai Maling Aquarius Group.
Brief Of Group
Associated British Foods is an international Food, ingredients
and retail group with annual sales of ￡4.5 billion and
35,000 employees. The group is one of Europe's largest
food companies with a wide range of successful brands
and products in the food sector.
Associated British Food can be categorized into four segments.
These are grocery, primary food and agriculture, ingredients,
and retail. The group has sales worldwide and manufacturing
operations across Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Asia
and the US.
ABF is a major international manufacturer of both branded
and private label grocery products many of which are household
names such as Allinsons, Kingsmill, Twinings, Ovaltine,
Mazola, Silver Spoon and Ryvita.
ABF operates at the heart of the UK agricultural industry.
British Sugar is Europe's most efficient sugar producer.
ABNA is a group of businesses that includes ABN, the Allied
Grain Group, Trident and Kings. It is a leader in the
procurement and supply of agricultural products and services
in the UK and overseas. It works closely with farmers
to enhance their businesses.
ABF is focused on high added value ingredients. It applies
its skills in producing functional ingredients from natural
products, which are widely used by the food industry.
ABF is transferring its skills to new growth areas such
as the cosmetics and pharmaceutical sector. Abitec Corporation
in North America is a leading supplier of such ingredients
to brand leaders in personal care products worldwide.
ABF has a significant presence in High Street retailing
through its fast growing Primark value fashion and clothing
chain, trading from over 100 stores and around 2 million
sq ft of selling space in the UK and Republic of Ireland.