About Fraser And Neave, Limited
Established in 1883, Fraser And Neave, Limited (“F&N”) is a leading Southeast Asia Consumer Group with expertise and prominent standing in the Food & Beverage and Publishing & Printing industries. Leveraging its strengths in marketing and distribution, research and development, brands and financial management, F&N provides key resources and sets strategic directions for its subsidiary companies across both industries.
Listed on the Singapore stock exchange, F&N ranks as one of the most established and successful companies in the region with an impressive array of renowned brands that enjoy strong market leadership. F&N is present in 11 countries spanning Asia Pacific, Europe and the USA, and employs over 7,700 people worldwide.
For more information on F&N, please visit www.fraserandneave.com
About F&N Ice Cream Division
F&N Ice Cream Division is committed to its promise of pure enjoyment and pure goodness through its stellar portfolio of ice cream brands consisting of Magnolia Ice Cream and King’s Ice Cream. All ice cream products produced by F&N are marketed and sold across the region in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Japan, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. To date, F&N Ice Cream Division is also a trusted Third Party Manufacturer with over 10 years of experience in manufacturing and supplying ice cream.
Our dedicated Research & Development centres in Thailand and Malaysia make it possible for the brands and its partners to be at the forefront of taste innovations. Produced with cutting-edge technology combined with strict raw material sourcing and close monitoring at every stage of production, consumers are assured of the highest quality products. Presently, our factories in Thailand and Malaysia have produced over 300 types of ice cream ranging from a variety of take-home tubs to single-serves.
The Origin of F&N
The F&N story begins in 1883 when two Englishmen, John Fraser and David Chalmers Neave, formed the Singapore & Straits Aerated Water Company that manufactured carbonated soft-drink products. To many in the region, F&N is now a proud household name, trusted for its quality and spirit of innovation.
The First F&N Ice cream
Rapid business growth in the 1900s made it possible for F&N to grow and diversify in business. In 1974, F&N launched its very first ice cream product under the MEADOW GOLD Flagship Brand. Its success and popularity led to the launch of F&N Ice-cream business in 1977.
The Birth of F&N United Thailand
To cater to the expanding demand and ever changing market landscape in the region, F&N United Thailand was established in 1999 as the regional centre for product research and development.
Expanding Through the Years
Following the acquisition of King’s Creameries in December 2010, F&N Creameries was set up in 2011 to integrate and consolidate the management and operations of the Group’s ice-cream business across Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.
Commitment to Pure Enjoyment and Pure Goodness
Today, F&N Creameries continues its commitment to offer pure enjoyment and pure goodness through its portfolio of ice-cream products under the MAGNOLIA Ice Cream and KING’S Ice Cream brands.
The Beginning of Ice Cream
At F&N Ice Cream Division, we add extra oomph into the ice cream that many of us are familiar with. Our dedication to innovation has introduced a variety of exciting ice cream products that offer consumers greater and better health.
Each ice cream made in our factory is a labour of love as we practice stringent quality control at every stage of the production process. Follow us behind the scenes, as we bring you through the extensive production process of our velvety smooth ice cream.
How Did We Do It
How Did We Do It
Sourcing of Pure Goodness Quality Ingredients
The origin of a delicious ice cream confection starts from quality ingredients that are carefully sourced from trusted suppliers. Core ingredients such as milk solids, sugar, fat ingredients anf flavourings & coloring are incorporated into the icecream production for the creation of our rich and creamy ice cream base.
Putting Them Together
Concocting an ice cream formulation requires a bit of science. The quality ingredients are formulated and mixed at 60°C to evenly blend all the ingredients, yielding a smooth cream mixture that forms the base of out delicious products.
Break it down for the perfect blend
The ice cream mix is homogenized to tiny particles. This reduces the size of the fat gobules found in the ice cream mix, resulting in smoother ice cream. To achieve this, the creamy mixture undergoes a homogenization process where it is rapidly forced under a high-pressure condition.
Eliminating Harmful Bacteria
After homogenization, the ice cream mixture undergo pasteurization where the mixture is heated at least 80°C for 25 seconds, followed by an immediate cool down at 4°C. This heating process kills pathogenic bacteria, resulting in a safe and good quality ice cream with an extended mix shelf life.
Improving the overall body of the ice cream
Every ice cream maker will emphasize that patience is the key in making great quality ice cream. This improves the mix’s whipping properties as it allows the liquid fat to partially crystallize, giving the mixture a velvety rich texture that is more resistant to melting.
Formulating the desired ice cream texture
Air is then incorporated into ice cream to create a soft and smooth texture. Without air, the ice cream that we produce would be similar to a frozen ice cube.
Design the form of ice cream enjoyment
After an elaborate process of preparing the mix, we are ready to mould and pack them. Our factories are equipped with state of the art machineries for our automatic packing lines. This allows us to produce a wide variety of packaging that ranges from stick, bulk, cup, cone, tube , tub, fruit shell and extruded ice creams.
Hardening of ice cream for ready distibution
The ice cream is then hardened in storage for better freshness and quality.
As testimony to F&N’s commitment to deliver high-quality and safe products, F&N Ice Cream Division is acknowledged for its exceptional standards in product quality and safety control, manufacturing practices, customer relations and corporate social responsibility. In recognition of this, F&N Ice Cream Division has received a multitude certifications, accreditations and awards since its establishment in 1999.