Growthwell Opens Singapore’s First Fully Automated Vegan Meat and Seafood Factory

Growthwell Foods, a Singapore-based plant-based group, will soon be opening its R&D and manufacturing facility, which represents the city-state’s first fully automated production line for plant-based products. Later this month, Singapore’s environment minister Grace Fu will be joining the factory’s opening ceremony and further solidifying the country’s reputation as Asia’s leading food tech hub.

Growthwell - Platinum partner at the Asia Pacific Agri-Food Innovation Summit 2020

2,000 tonnes of vegan protein annually

Located at JTC Foodhub Senoko, the company’s facility boasts a production capacity of 2,000 metric tonnes of vegan protein per year. It features high-moisture extrusion technology, suited for the large-scale production of Growthwell’s line of plant-based meat and seafood.

Growthwell says the new technology will “significantly improve the texture” of its alternatives, while the automated line will help speed up production time, with freezing and packaging for its vegan patties and nuggets now all done by machine. Over time, Growthwell says this will translate to lower costs for consumers.

Alternative Protein Fish Fingers

The Singapore group has a number of plant-based products, among them vegan seafood analogues made with Israeli food tech’s ChickP protein. Growthwell is also behind the egg-free cooking ingredients label OKK, plant-based ready meal brand Gomama and mushroom-based meat-free alternative brand Su Xian Zi.

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Growthwell is a platinum partner for the Asia-Pacific Agri-Food Innovation Summit on November 16-18, 2021. Justin Chou, Executive Director, will speak on the Fireside Chat ‘Raising the Bar for Nutritional Value and Versatility in Alternative Proteins’.