DPO at FiA Bangkok 2017

DPO International recently took part in Food ingredients Asia (FiA) 2017 in Bangkok from 13 to 15 September 2017. FiA is the ASEAN region’s primary destination for emerging market opportunities, especially when it comes to food ingredients.

DPO International expands to Vietnam

DPO International expands to Vietnam

DPO International is proud to announce the widening of its foothold in Asia through their latest expansion to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. DPO Vietnam will continue to represent DPO’s extensive range of international partners & products they carry which includes Hydrosol, Diasta, Halcyon & more. DPO services & products will be available for the Vietnamese food industry and surrounding regions not limited to Ho Chi Minh.


With a strong presence in Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Korea, Philippines, Thailand, Sri Lanka and now Vietnam, DPO International will be planning out more expansions in the years to come.

DPO International Launches Sunnyland


Striving to meet ever changing consumer demands, DPO International will be launching a new in-house brand called Sunnyland.  Applying over 20 years of experience servicing nearly all aspects of the food industry, Sunnyland taps into DPO’s vast understanding of the Foodservice market, offering frozen foods of the highest quality that are stored in proper storage conditions and transported with care in an ideal environment.

As a testament to DPO’s experience in the handling of frozen foods at an international level, Sunnyland products are ensured to be handled with care, with special priorities placed on safe storage and secure distribution.

Sunnyland products include delectable potato based products, fruits & vegetables, seafood & meat and yummy ready-to-eat desserts & meals. Sunnyland will be available in Malaysia, China, Korea, Thailand and the Philippines and will be launched sometime in September 2017. 

DPO International Launches Foodcraft

foodcraft logo

To offer customized specialty ingredients & blends to smaller businesses, DPO International has launched a new in-house brand called Foodcraft. As the lines between B2B and B2C continue to converge, products and services offered will have to evolve in order to cater to new robust market demands and this is where Foodcraft comes in.

Foodcraft offers consumers & businesses a superior choice of quality specialty ingredients & blends, customized packing & more, all tailored to the customer’s preference. Food ingredients that are normally sold in bulk are now available in repacked convenient sizes and retail size packs for various applications, meeting the needs of smaller businesses or SMEs.

Foodcraft products include specialty ingredients that bring more functional benefits to food applications and customized blends & premixes that are formulated according to the customer’s preference. 

More info on Foodcraft

Chopstick Challenge

Chopstick Challenge

The full experience of eating Chinese food can truly be experienced by eating it as it was meant to be eaten – with chopsticks! However, if you use chopsticks as if spear fishing, you would probably end with food catapulting across the table. It’s time to say goodbye to that fork and to put those chopsticks to work.

Art of Eating with Hands

Art of Eating with Hands

Eating using hands is a very common practice in many Asian countries including Malaysia, Indonesia and Sri Lanka. The art of eating with one's hands is not easy as it looks. And if eating off a plate seem hard enough, how about eating rice and curry on a banana leaf using your hands?!

The Challenges of Food Security

The Challenges of Food Security

Watch Astro Awani’s interview with Daniel Pans, the Deputy Chairman of the EUMCCI (EU-Malaysia Chamber Of Commerce And Industry), on the subject of food security and its present day challenges.


Daniel Pans, Deputy Chairman, EU-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce & Industry (EUMCCI) & CEO of DPO International, spoke on BFM Radio about EUMCCI's mission to support and develop the interest of EU businesses in Malaysia, as well as facilitate trade and discussed about how the current sentiment in Europe could impact trade.

The Food Industry - Moving Toward Standardisation


Daniel Pans wears many hats. Besides being the Deputy Chairman of EUMCCI and a Co-Sector Leader of SEBSEAM-M’s Agribusiness Services, he is also the President of the Malaysian Belgium Luxembourg Business Council (MBLBC) and the group managing director and owner of DPO International, a pan-Asian food distribution company with 20 sales, marketing and distribution locations across seven Asian countries and one of the main sponsors of the EU-ASEAN Forum on Food Safety.