The East Coast Economic Region Development Council (ECERDC) has chosen Jemaluang Dairy Valley Sdn Bhd (JDVSB), a joint venture between Kulim (Malaysia) Berhad (KULIM) and A2 Fresh Holdings Sdn Bhd (A2FHSB), to build, run, and oversee a 275-hectare dairy farm in Jemaluang, Mersing, Johor.
JDVSB will make the most of KULIM and A2FHSB’s strengths to create a dairy project of the greatest caliber and sustainability, safety, and quality. KULIM is the Johor Corporation’s (JCorp) agricultural division, while A2FHSB is a division of Rhone Ma Holdings Bhd, a company that offers comprehensive animal health solutions. KULIM will own 65% of JDVSB, making it the largest shareholder, and A2FHSB will own the remaining 35%.
“We are excited to have been appointed by ECERDC to bring our vision for a high-quality dairy project in Jemaluang to life,” said KULIM Director Mohd Faris Adli Shukery. “With our combined expertise and resources, we are confident that JDVSB will be a success and make a positive contribution to the local community and the agriculture sector.”
Dr Lim Ban Keong, Director of A2FHSB said, “We are delighted to partner with KULIM to create a dairy project that will produce high-quality, nutritious dairy products for Malaysians. We look forward to developing a sustainable, innovative and customer-centric business that delivers long-term value to all stakeholders.”
JDVSB aims to annually produce 5.4 million litres of fresh milk, leading to a 10% increase in the national production of fresh milk over three years. This advancement is expected to lessen the country’s dependence on imported fresh milk.