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Our knowledge & expertise in the technical ingredients scene are backed with more than 40 years of experience.

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Markaids is a leading supplier of technical ingredients for food & beverage, representing over a dozen innovative manufacturers around the world. Through regular exchange of know-how and technology, Markaids aims to always be at the leading edge of innovation.

Incorporated in Kuala Lumpur in 1977, Markaids has since successfully expanded into Penang, Ipoh, Kedah, Johor Bahru, East Malaysia and Singapore.

Our organisation is staffed with a well-rounded group of personnel with academic qualifications and experience covering the fields of economics, business administration, biochemistry, biotechnology, engineering, nutrition and food science.

At Markaids, we are always thinking of ways to help our customers make their products better. Whether it’s ingredients to help ease processing, add texture, boost taste, or improve nutrition, our food scientists are constantly working with our global partners to bring you the latest innovations in Food Technology.

Our Mission

To inspire and enable advancements in the food industry through credible science, consistent quality and innovative ingredients.

Our Vision

To be the preferred partner for speciality ingredients – valued for our constant innovation, technical expertise and superior service.

Our History

For the past 40 years, Markaids has been providing ingredient solutions and innovations to food manufacturers in Malaysia and Singapore. Throughout these years, Markaids has remained dedicated to its clients by fulfilling their growing and ever-changing needs. Take a look at our history and how we have grown into the company we are today.

Markaids (Malaysia) was incorporated on the 20th of December, 1977 in Damansara Uptown, Petaling Jaya by Mr. Leong Siew Seng.

Established our first overseas branch in Singapore on the 29th of January, 1980.

Markaids HQ relocated to SS2, Petaling Jaya and a new branch was opened in Ipoh.

Established a branch in Penang to improve coverage in Malaysia.

Appointed by Budenheim to distribute phosphate blends for bakery, dairy applications, seafood and processed meat.

Began our partnership with Nexira, the world leader in acacia gum.

Established partnership with Lesaffre, the global baker’s and brewer’s yeast extract producer.

Ventured into manufacturing and blending of ingredients at the Markaids HQ.

Appointed by Sino Thai to distribute modified tapioca starch and pregel starch for food-grade purposes.

Began distribution of soy protein from Sinoglory.

Established partnership with JRS, for distribution of functional fibers for dairy, bakery, vegetarian, processed meat and seafood applications.

Successfully obtained our first HALAL certification for manufactured products on the 1st of February, 2009.

Food Safety

Enhanced quality by obtaining the Food Safety Management System certificate ISO 22000.

Began our partnership with Akay, one of the leading exporters of spices across the world.

Relocate to Seksyen 51a to accommodate a larger team, higher manufacturing capacity in line with the company’s expansion plan.

Our History

For the past 40 years, Markaids has been providing ingredient solutions and innovations to food manufacturers in Malaysia and Singapore. Throughout these years, Markaids has remained dedicated to its clients by fulfilling their growing and ever changing needs. Take a look at our history and how we have grown into the company we are today.

Markaids (Malaysia) was incorporated on the 20th of December, 1977 in Damansara Uptown, Petaling Jaya by Mr. Leong Siew Seng.

Established our first overseas branch in Singapore on the 29th of January, 1980.

Markaids HQ relocated to SS2, Petaling Jaya and a new branch was opened in Ipoh.

Established a branch in Penang to improve coverage in Malaysia.

Appointed by Budenheim to distribute phosphate blends for bakery, dairy applications, seafood and processed meat


Began our partnership with Nexira, the world leader in accacia gum.

Established partnership with Lesarffe, the global baker’s and brewer’s yeast extract producer

Ventured into manufacturing and blending of ingredients at the Markaids HQ.

Appointed by Sino Thai to distribute modified tapioca starch and pregel starch for food-grade purposes.


Began distribution of soy protein from Sinoglory

Established partnership with JRS, for distribution of functional fibers for dairy, bakery, vegetarian, processed meat and seafood applications.

Successfully obtained our first HALAL certification for manufactured products on the 1st of February, 2009.

Enhanced quality by obtaining the Food Safety Management System certificate ISO 22000.

Began our partnership with Akay, one of the leading exporters of spices across the world.

Relocate to Seksyen 51a to accommodate a larger team, higher manufacturing capacity in line with the company’s expansion plan.

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