Slated to be fully operational by 2022, the plant will have a world-class zero-waste fish meal facility, cold storage and warehouse.
Mega Global plans to employ 1,000 locals and source raw materials from domestic suppliers.
William Tiu Lim, CEO of Mega Global, said the facility would also can other products as part of the company’s diversification into other categories.
To help local suppliers, Mega Global xhief growth and development officer Marvin Tiu Lim said they would source local materials from the Navotas fish port, and vegetables from local farmers.
The plant will increase Mega Global’s production capacity by as much as 50 percent from the current capacity of 300 metric tons a year of its Zamboanga operations.
Mega sardines are exported to the countries with a large number of Filipinos like the US, Canada, Central America and Middle East.
The Batangas plant will use energy-efficient light source like solar power to minimize its carbon footprint and a zero-waste fish meal facility.