Filipinos love their ice cream, and if Aice’s rapid expansion into the country means anything, it just shows that the Philippine market for the creamy cold treat is far from saturated.
Indonesian ice cream brand Aice is set to open its biggest factory in Southeast Asia in the Philippines. It will span 49,070 square meters, eclipsing the 44,000-square-meter plant it opened in Indonesia in 2020.
The Philippine Aice factory will nest inside the Aboitiz Group’s 700-hectare LIMA Estate in Batangas. Aboitiz InfraCapital or AIC has signed a memorandum of understanding with Aice. According to AIC, the ice cream plant is expected to generate over 2,000 jobs.
Why Aice is opening a factory in the Philippines
According to a Manila Bulletin report, Aice’s LIMA Estate factory will be its fourth factory outside Indonesia and its largest and most advanced within the ASEAN region. The factory will address the increasing demand for the brand in the Philippines.
According to Aice, the Philippine ice cream plant in LIMA Estate will be its most advanced: It will be equipped with the latest technology in ice cream production, focusing on speeding up the production process to be able to cater to the huge demand for ice cream.
This story originally appeared on Esquiremag.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Yummy.ph editors.