Heinz has joined forces with Nutri Asia, the Philippines main manufacturer of ketchup products. The new company, called Heinz UFC Philippines, will give Heinz a significant presence in the "well developed" Asian ketchup market. President and ceo William Johnson said: "The venture gives us an excellent platform for developing and expanding our products in the Philippines." Nutri Asia said that it stood to benefit from Heinz's "superior manufacturing technology" and the power of the brand. {{NEWS }}