Cargill Builds $100 Million Indonesian Plant
May 8, 2013
Gresik, Indonesia — Attempting to spur development in the Asian cocoa sector and meet growing demand in the region, Cargill, Inc. is building its first cocoa processing plant in Asia in Indonesia, a $100 million investment, the company reports.
The facility is expected to be operational by mid-2014 and will process approximately 70,000 tons of cocoa beans into a range of products tailored to the Asian market, including high quality cocoa liquor and butter and Cargill’s Gerkens cocoa powders, the company claims.
The company also announced it will train 1,300 Indonesian smallholder farmers as part of the Cargill Cocoa Promise and has taken steps to strengthen its sourcing network in Indonesia.
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