Scoular extends supply chain deeper into Asia-Pacific region
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Over the past year, U.S.-based Scoular invested in trade and regional support team in Singapore and expanded its distribution capabilities in Indonesia and Myanmar, extending the company’s supply chain further into the fast-growing Asia-Pacific region.
“Our team in Asia has the local knowledge and relationships to deliver reliable solutions for our customers,” said Adrian Gasparian, Scoular vice president and managing director for Asia-Pacific, based in Singapore. “We’re built to grow, and I’m excited for what’s possible for Scoular and our customers in this dynamic region.”
Gasparian said Scoular’s four key investments in Asia to date are:
- Building a trade team in Singapore to support intra-Asia trading for Scoular’s food and feed ingredients. The team is based in a newly opened office in Singapore that also is home to Scoular’s Asia headquarters and regional support teams.
- Launching a soybean distribution program in Indonesia, completing Scoular’s end-to-end supply chain connecting U.S. yellow soybean producers to Eastern Java tempeh and tofu manufacturers. Scoular began operating soybean cleaning facilities in Surabaya and Semarang, Indonesia, in February and March, respectively.
- Launching feedstuffs distribution in growing regional markets in Indonesia and Myanmar, providing customers with just-in-time inventory and local delivery options.
- Establishing a value-add fishmeal facility in Myanmar that will supply customers in Asia with consistent quality and just-in-time delivery. The facility is expected to be fully commissioned in the coming months.
Scoular, headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, has been selling to Asian food and feed customers for more than 25 years and is a leading supplier of soybean to the region and fishmeal worldwide. In 2019, the company hired Gasparian to lead its Asia expansion.
Photo caption: Adrian Gasparian, Managing Director for Asia-Pacific.
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