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Ajinomoto to double production capacity for amino acids for pharmaceuticals and foods in China

7:44 AM MST | March 4, 2013 | Deepti Ramesh

Ajinomoto (Tokyo) says it plans to invest about ¥1.3 billion ($14 million) to double production capacity for amino acids for use in pharmaceuticals and foods at its subsidiary Shanghai Ajinomoto Amino Acid (Shanghai). The expansion is expected to be completed in October and will help meet demand in the fast-growing China market as well as in other parts of the world, Ajinomoto says. The size of the global market for amino acids for pharmaceuticals and foods is estimated at about 30,000 m.t./year, and Ajinomoto is the leading supplier, the company...

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