Multizen Nantong entered into a co-manufacturing agreement with Godiva to produce the first ever piece of Godiva chocolate praline in China. Made In China Godiva IWC chocolate was born.
Multizen Nantong entered into a co-manufacturing agreement with Hershey's to produce the ice-cream flavored Hershey bars.
Multizen Hong Kong continued our CAPEX investment by installing Sweden Revent double rack ovens in our Hong Kong factory. This substantially increased our baking capacity as well as baking quality.
Multizen Nantong completely refurbished our Italian Delver chocolate gold coin lines and invested heavily in a fully automated line with one shot / inclusion depositing and robotic demoulding capabilities.
Multizen Hong Kong brought in Japanese Rheon equipment to start producing custard mooncakes in Hong Kong.
Multizen entered into a manufacturing agreement with MARS to co-manufacture products for the China market.
Multizen entered into a manufacturing agreement with Hershey's to co-manufacture Hershey's products for the China market. Initial launch was Brookside and Snack Mix with other products being developed in the pipeline.
Multizen built cooking and bakery sections and brought in Italian equipment in our Hong Kong factory. This allowed us to produce cakes, pastries as well as hard boiled confectioneries for our high end customers.
Multizen Hong Kong received USDA Organic Certification as well as ISO 22000 certification.
Multizen set up new Guangzhou sales office and sales team in order to further develop domestic China market.
Multizen brought in chocolate tempering machines, enrobing machines and cooling tunnel from Belgium as well as QA machineries such as metal detectors from Japan to boost our chocolate manufacturing capabilities in Hong Kong factory.
Multizen integrated our sales office in Tsim Sha Tsui together with our Hong Kong factory in Tsuen wan to improve communication and productivity.
Multizen implemented SAP-A1 in all of our factories and offices including all handheld and mobile capabilities.
Multizen's Hong Kong factory started operations.
Multizen launched a new B2B business in Hong Kong "Couverture by Multizen". http://www.couverture.com.hk
Multizen signed an agreement with SAP Hong Kong for the SAP-A1 license. SAP global implementation in all of our factories and offices from 2015 to 2016.
Multizen purchased 20,000 square feet of industrial floor space in Hong Kong (Tsuen Wan) and turned it into a world class GMP and HACCP compliant facility. The facility was specifically designed to handle heat sensitive premium chocolates with constant temperature and humidity monitoring.
Multizen entered into an agreement with Godiva to co-pack all their chocolates in China. An exclusive facility was built especially for them.
Multizen invests heavily in upgrading production equipment which includes extending capabilities to produce very high end gourmet / handmade chocolates.
Multizen began a major strategic and marketing focus on domestic China sales.
Multizen began implementation of Toyota Production System (LEAN Manufacturing) and brought in consultants from the U.S. and Australia.
Multizen made a substantial investment into a 70 years old chocolate manufacturer in Philadelphia.
To further consolidate our production capability, we have integrated our candy plant from Shenzhen to Nantong; thus, Multizen Nantong becomes one of China’s largest confectionery plants with chocolates and candies all under one roof.
Kandy Kastle entered into a distribution agreement with Frankford Candy in the U.S. to distribute Kandy Kastle’s line of products.
A world class manufacturing facility (Multizen Nantong) was built with 250,000 square feet of production area. We moved our chocolate plant from Shanghai to Nantong during this year.
Multizen acquired 55,000 square meters of land in Nantong planning for future growth.
Multizen getting into Snack business category
Multizen established Chocolats Christina in Belgium producing gourmet chocolates.
Kandy Kastle’s Lightning Bugs won candy of the year award in the U.S.
Multizen sold Apex-Multizen Limited to Sun Capital / Cyrk group.
Multizen Shenzhen moved into brand new factory in Songgang, Shenzhen expanding our candy production capability.
Multizen turned our joint venture Shanghai factory into wholly owned subsidiary
Kandy Kastle established distribution warehouse in New Jersey, USA
Multizen Japan moved into new office in Johnson Building, Kyoto, Japan.
Kandy Kastle established distribution warehouse in California, USA.
Multizen established candy factory in Fuyong, Shenzhen, China.
Kandy Kastle Inc. was established in the U.S. and moved into San Diego office.
Multizen formed joint venture chocolate factory in Shanghai, China.
Multizen established Asia Logistics Centre in Kwai Chung, Hong Kong to facilitate our Asia Logistics needs.
Multizen began local distribution business in Hong Kong.
Multizen acquired Apex 88 to form Apex-Multizen Limited to develop Europe market.
Multizen Japan was established.
Multizen received first ISO-9002 certification (Multizen factories subsequently have received certification such as BRC, HACCP, ISO-9001, ISO-14001, OHSAS18000, etc.)
Multizen moved into new office in Kowloon Centre.
Multizen Asia Limited was established as an international trading company in Hong Kong.