Malaysian company Rompin Integrated Pineapple Industries (RIPI) is focusing on the production of healthy foodstuffs, such as super sweet pineapples, all the while providing a steady livelihood for the local community in Pahang.
The East Coast Economic Region Development Council appointed RIPI as the anchor company in developing, operating and managing the 607-hectare pineapple plantation to help raise the standard of living in the state. The company plans to expand its pineapple plantation to 5,000 hectares within five years, scmo.com was told.
RIPI exports 70 per cent fresh fruit and 30 per cent processed products such as fruit snacks and juices. The Pahang-based company also makes snacks from dried papaya, guava and jackfruit. The company primarily caters to China, Japan and South Korea, export markets where consumers have very discerning tastes.