Shanghai Ajinomoto Amino Acid Co., Ltd. Expands Amino Acid Production Capacity

Shanghai Ajinomoto Amino Acid Co., Ltd. Expands Amino Acid Production Capacity

PR Newswire

TOKYO, Dec. 6, 2013

TOKYO, Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (Ajinomoto Co.) has
announced that its subsidiary, Shanghai Ajinomoto Amino Acid Co., Ltd. in
Shanghai, China, has begun operation of its newly expanded amino acid
production line. The expansion for the facility's capacity to manufacture
pharmaceutical-grade amino acids is essential to help Ajinomoto Co. meet
demand in the steadily-growing market globally.

Ajinomoto Co. estimates that global amino acid demands will exceed 60,000
metric tons (mt) in 2025. Therefore, the company plans to expand amino acids
production capacity to more than 20,000mt before 2020 and to reach 30,000mt in
2025. Shanghai Ajinomoto Amino Acid Co., Ltd., which was established in 1998,
is one Ajinomoto Group company that has expanded to meet this increased
demand, with other Ajinomoto Group global affiliates set to follow. Ajinomoto
Co. began to supply products from the company's new Shanghai production line
at the beginning of October.

About Ajinomoto Co.
Ajinomoto Co. is a global manufacturer of high-quality seasonings, processed
foods, beverages, amino acids, pharmaceuticals and specialty chemicals. For
many decades Ajinomoto Co. has contributed to food culture and human health
through wide-ranging application of amino acid technologies. Today, the
company is becoming increasingly involved with solutions for improved food
resources, human health and global sustainability. Founded in 1909 and now
operating in 26 countries, Ajinomoto Co. had net sales of JPY 1,172.4 billion
(USD 14.1 billion) in fiscal 2012. For more about Ajinomoto Co. (TYO: 2802),

SOURCE Ajinomoto Co.

Contact: Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Amino Acids Department,
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