CCK Ready to Raise Poultry Output for Ramadan, Aidilfitri10 July 2013
MALAYSIA - Sarawak's largest integrated poultry producer CCK Consolidated Holdings Bhd is ready to raise its production to meet the growing demand for their Halal products anticipated during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan and Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations.
According to Bernama.com, the company's Chief operating officer Lim Teck Huak said their processing plant, which could process 30,000 birds per day, is now operating at about 85 per cent capacity but could be pushed further to meet demand.
"It will not be a problem for us to raise our production by another 10 per cent or even 15 per cent, but it all boils down to the need," he told reporters during a day-long media tour of CCK's production facilities and outlets which ended last night.
He said CCK's poultry products earned their halal certifications from the Sarawak Islamic Council (MIS) and the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) in 1995 and 1997 respectively.
"About 32 per cent of our products (in Sarawak) are supplied to our corporate clients who also include several leading names in the fast food industry, while the remainder are retailed through CCK outlets," he said.
CCK has a total of 52 retail and wholesale stores nationwide, with processing factories in Sarawak and in Kuching.
Mr Huak said their third processing plant in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, is expected to be operational this year, during which eight more new outlets will also open.
CCK was established as an investment holding company on 5 August 1996 before being listed on the second board of the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE) on 10 December 1997.ThePoultrySite News Desk