Our Partners

We serve Malaysia’s food & beverage industry with global standard quality ingredients from all over the world. By regular exchange of know-how and technology with our established partners, we add values to our customers with technical knowledge & solutions.


Established in 1995, Akay is one of the leading exporters of spices across the world. With such a long standing tradition in producing and delivering the finest quality spices, Akay is today an established name among top Oleoresin manufacturers in India.

Akay is well-known for its excellent quality and cutting-edge extraction technology. It boasts of an annual extraction capacity of 15,000 tons of raw material that converts into more than 3,000 tons of finished products. Akay is focused on delivering the purest form of high-quality value-added spice products, all attuned to customer-oriented specifications without any qualitative or quantitative compromises to the products.

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Ashland Aqualon Functional Ingredients, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc., is a world leader in products that modify the physical properties of water-based systems. Their cellulosics are cost-effective ingredients that enable food and beverage formulators to develop healthier, better tasting products with a longer shelf life. These ingredients are derived from renewable, natural raw materials, and are produced in current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) facilities in the U.S, France, Belgium, and China.

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Budenheim offers phosphate blends for bakery, dairy applications, seafood and processed meat. With more than 100 years of manufacturing experience, they have four production sites located in China, Germany, Spain and Mexico, producing speciality blended phosphates for food and pharmaceutical applications.

Via its network of regional sales offices and local distribution partners, Budenheim products are marketed on a global scale and are readily available in more than 100 countries. The company acquired ALTESA in 2006, to expand its product application into the seafood segment.

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Cartino is a pharmaceutical and a manufacturer of edible grade bovine limed bone gelatin and fish collagen in Thailand with an annual production capacity of approximately 1,000 tonnes. The company was established in 2000 with an investment capital of more than 2.5 million USD.

Cartino Hydrolysed Fish Collagen is extracted from fish scales produced under clean room conditions and intensive quality control checks. During this period, the collagen is enhanced by specific amino acids to create a formula which is 100% pure collagen and free of preservatives.

Cartino Hydrolysed Fish Collagen is composed of 19 out of 20 amino acids essential to our body. These amino acids are Alanine, Arginine, Aspartic acid, Glutamic acid, Glycine, Histidine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Proline, Serine, Threonine, Tryptophan, Tyrosine, Hydroxyl sine, Hydroxyproline and Valine.

Cartino Hydrolysed Fish Collagen can be used in many applications, such as food, supplement products, cosmetics, and functional drinks for “Making Life Better”.

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Located in Zibo City, Shandong Province, China, Deosen Biochemical, Ltd. is the largest producer of xanthan gum in the world. Deosen has 24 years of experience in the production of xanthan gum and other hydrocolloids, with two production facilities in China.

The xanthan gum products are produced under ISO 9001 registered system standards with highly-trained technical and laboratory staff to assure consistent and reliable product quality.

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Jining Aoxing Stevia

Jining Aoxing Stevia Products Co., Ltd was established in 1997. It is the first company in China to establish a large scale factory for stevia extracts in the Shandong Province. With an annual production capacity of 1,000 tonnes, Jining Aoxing is one of the world’s largest stevia producer and exporter.

Jining Aoxing has over 20 technologists that continually develop high standard stevia products to meet customers needs. The company is also ISO 9001 and ISO 22000 certified.

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JK Sucralose

JK Sucralose Inc. is the largest sucralose manufacturer in China and the second largest in the world. Designed to produce a long-term annual capacity of 12,000 tonnes, JK has set up their marketing and sales headquarters in Beijing, and has presence in the USA, Europe, Japan and India in the form of specialised direct-sales branches.

JK Sucralose Inc. is the first sucralose manufacturer invested by a public company and has the largest capacity approved by Chinese government.

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The JRS Foods’ Business Unit is specialised in the area of fibre application in food products, especially in dairy, bakery, vegetarian, processed meat and seafood segments. Through their functional fibres, they create solutions for food applications such as increasing water-binding capacity.

Having the leading position in the world market, as well as decades of experience in the manufacture of isolated fibre, equip JRS with the necessary knowledge to produce innovative & unique fibre solutions such as VIVAPUR® gels and functional celluloses which are highly efficient, universally applicable, and build the highest gel starches.

The JRS group of companies are empowered by 31 manufacturing sites and 25 regional sales organisations around the world. They have eight factories in Germany, the USA and Mexico that are involved in food production. Their production sites are certified ISO 9001, FSSC and HACCP.

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Lesaffre is the global baker’s and brewer’s yeast extract producer and exclusively focused on providing natural yeast ingredients for the food industry. It aims to meet customers’ needs by improving food taste and sensory properties around the world.

Lesaffre has based its success on technical innovation, extensive know-how, a capacity to propose solutions and services which are ever better suited to clients’ needs, and last but not least its acquired expertise. The company’s ability to supply high quality products has seen the group emerge as a key supplier for industrial companies, small businesses and the general public.

Biospringer, a subsidiary of Lesaffre is a historical key player and global producer of yeast extract and derived ingredients from yeast. Biospringer aims to bring taste and pleasure by providing a unique range of yeast extracts and derived yeast products, from dried yeast to natural flavors and more, to the food and beverage industry. As an expert in taste, Biospringer brings a natural, clean label and healthier solution for taste improvement.

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Nexira is the world leader in acacia gum, and has extensive expertise in natural hydrocolloids. Acacia gum, also known as gum arabic, is a unique raw material which offers a large range of functional and nutritional properties.

With more than 120 years of speciality ingredient expertise, Nexira knows perfectly how to satisfy the demands and needs of the global food industry, by continually delivering all-natural functional ingredients with clean labelling and healthy benefits.

With the acquisition of Tournay Biotechnologies in 2012, Nexira expanded its business portfolio into health and wellness market segment.

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Shandong Sanwei Soybean Protein Co., Ltd. is the leading soy protein concentrate manufacturer in China. Sanwei is dedicated in the deep processing of non-GMO soybean since 2000. It is the first company to introduce the Ethanol Extraction techniques to produce Concentrated Soy Protein in China.

By using a series of unique processes, the product has the characteristics of high functional properties, such as gelling, emulsifying, and solubility. Sanwei has 200 workers, 71% of which are professionally skilled personnel. The manufacturing plant is also certified ISO 9000/9001/9004/19011, ISO 14000/14001, OHSAS 18001,  HACCP and QS 9000.

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Sensient is a global developer and marketer of high-performance, technology-based colour, flavour and fragrance systems. They operate from 75 locations in 35 countries, serving customers in more than 150 nations and generating annual revenues that surpass $1.5 billion.

With more than 130 years of industry leadership, Sensient are equipped with their global research and development centres which are at the vanguard of colour technology innovation, enabling manufacturers and brands to differentiate their products and achieve competitive advantage in their markets.

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Sino-Thai Group uses modern high-technology equipment and bio-chemical science to manufacture modified tapioca starch and pregel starch for food-grade purposes.

Their products are safe and hygienic with freeze and thaw stability, and convenient for consumers. In addition, they have been proven to meet international standards of quality and are sold worldwide to many industries in Europe, America, Asia (China, Japan, Taiwan, Korea and Southeast Asian countries), and the Middle East.

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Sinoglory is the first soy protein manufacturer in Shandong, China. Sinoglory has been specialised in production, research and innovation on soy protein series for years. As a recognized supplier of soy protein, Sinoglory has been continuously committed to offering customers with consistent qualified products, cost-effective solutions, punctual delivery and decent after-sale service in the worldwide market. They have been focusing on the improvement of production technology and management rules in order to meet customers’ desired needs and competitive advantages.

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Starlight by Nexira

Starlight by Nexira

STARLIGHT PRODUCTS belongs to the Nexira International group founded in 1895, specialising in natural ingredients. With 100 years of experience in Africa, STARLIGHT PRODUCTS participates in the procurement and export of Gum Arabic with highly selected qualities from carefully chosen botanical species.

Promoting local development in Sahelian agro-business communities, they provide the end-users and manufacturers with diversified sources of raw materials as well as semi-processed materials. A 100% natural ingredient with applications such as encapsulation, emulsion, gelling power, nutrition and non-food applications. With on-stock material and shipments from the origin, STARLIGHT PRODUCTS ensures availability in the most possible competitive way.

In 2020, Starlight was merged with its mother company Nexira.

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Speciality Ingredients

Speciality Ingredients

Markaids provide speciality ingredients to food and beverage manufacturers in Malaysia. Our main focus and mission is to overcome challenges affecting their product performances. To do this, we work closely with food and beverage manufacturers to find the best solution, starting from finding the root cause of the problem. Therefore, every ingredient we offer functions as a technical solution.

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Custom Food Solutions

Custom Food Solutions

Markaids HQ in Petaling Jaya is fully equipped with food ingredients manufacturing capabilities. By having our own dry and liquid manufacturing facilities, it allows us to support our customers by providing custom food solutions. Markaids currently produces a number of functional food ingredients for processed meat, surimi, bakery and vegetarian food application.

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