Stage 1 (2019):
Visionary entrepreneur Johan Bodén knows how to make things happen – and always on an impressive scale. His story started in Sweden. Then he conquered Ukraine, reviving the agriculture and food industry with several enterprises. Here his key investment was the Chumak company, famous for its top quality and popular tomato ketchup.
Johan Bodén is now building something new in Vietnam, and has his sights set on the rest of Southeast Asia. Together with his partners, he has an ambitious plan to become one of the largest contract manufacturing producers of aseptic beverages in Southeast Asia.
In full production, Johan Bodén sees their company “DenEast” in Vietnam manufacturing and selling 1.5 billion packs annually by serving leading multinationals, global entities, and strong local brands in the region. Products will include nutrition, dairy and non-dairy functional beverages.
To help make the vision come true and establish DenEast’s leading position in these highly competitive markets in Southeast Asia DenEast decided to take on board CodeIT as a key technology partner. CodeIT specializes in versatile traceability and production automation solutions and was chosen to provide a complete state-of-the-art traceability and documentation system to DenEast’s brand-new factory just outside Ho Chi Minh City.
Johan Bodén says CodeIT was a natural choice as a long-term technology partner. CodeIT has a fully-fledged and highly competent organization in Vietnam that was established in 2013. This local strength and expertise are especially important for DenEast.
Stage 1 of the factory was completed and approved in accordance with Vietnam’s Food Safety Regulations as well as certified in accordance FSSC 22000, ISO 9000, HAACP for medical foods and SMETA 4 Pillar registration in SEDEX. The factory is also equipped with the latest technology from Tetra Pak, the world’s leading food processing and packaging solutions company.
The DenEast factory [in Vietnam] is built according to Scandinavian industry standards and CodeIT is perfectly matched for the strict requirements we have for our suppliers and the level of service we need to deliver to our customers.
Stage 2 (2021):
After a successful first year of operations, DenEast is now on the threshold of increasing capacity from 8,000L/hr. to 34,000L/hr. in 2021, as well introducing as number of new packaging formats. This places even greater demand on warehouse and inventory management if the company’s high levels of production efficiency are to be retained and continuously improved at the same time as capacity is increased. What is special is that DenEast, in its role as a leading contract packer, not only makes products according to clients’ recipes and instructions, but they also have clients who provide their own special ingredients and these need to be specially monitored along with all the other raw materials used. All this places special demands particularly on inbound warehousing and inventory management. Not only in terms of warehouse dimensioning, but also on logic and response speeds that need to be handled. There was no off-the-shelf solution available to cover everything they need.
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