Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) and Instanta Sp. on September 29 inaugurated ILD Coffee Vietnam, a joint venture freeze-dried instant coffee facility located in Binh Duong province, with an annual production capacity of 5,600 metric tonness of freeze-dried instant coffee.
The new facility was established to meet rising global demand for instant coffee, particularly more premium freeze-dried instant coffee. The facility’s product offering is tailored to meet the preferences of consumers across established markets, such as Europe, and emerging markets in Asia.
|Members of LDC and Instanta’s global and regional senior management, as well aslocal government representatives, on hand to open the facility. |
According to Ben Clarkson, LDC’s Global Head of Coffee, the venture with Instanta supports global strategy to diversify through more value-added products, reflects ongoing commitment to Vietnam as a key market for LDC, and complements the existing global robusta green coffee business, expanding the product portfolio to meet customers’ needs.
|"Leveraging expertise in coffee sourcing in Vietnam and an extensive global network, combined with Instanta's leadership in the instant coffee business, ILD Coffee Vietnam is well positioned for success," Clarkson added. |
Rubens Marques, head of South and Southeast Asia at LDC, highly appreciates the Vietnamese market in its investment strategy.
“With a large and young population, a growing GDP, strong domestic consumption and a large raw material area, Vietnam is an important role in LDC's global strategy. In addition to coffee, we also process other oilseeds and are looking for opportunities to bring more raw materials into processing in the Vietnamese market,” Marques said.
Jacek Szymczyk, chairman at Instanta added, “ILD Coffee Vietnam marks a significant milestone in our journey at Instanta. This state-of-the-art facility in Binh Duong demonstrates our passion for coffee. We are excited to bring our expertise to this strategic joint venture with LDC, a renowned global merchant and processor of agricultural goods.”
The new facility is equipped with the latest extraction and freeze-drying technology and is certified FSSC 22000 and SMETA audited, reflecting the companies’ commitment to safety.
In line with the partners’ commitment to sustainable coffee production and distribution, the site’s equipment is also designed to minimise the plant’s environmental footprint – for example, through utilisation of a biomass boiler that harnesses spent coffee grounds from the plant to generate steam.
The inauguration event was attended by members of LDC and Instanta’s global and regional senior management, local government representatives including Nguyen Van Danh, Vice Chairman of Binh Duong’s People Committee, Alexander Nowakowski, interim chargé d'affaires from the Embassy of Poland in Hanoi, and local coffee associations.
| ||Louis Dreyfus Company B.V. ties up with Instanta to develop an instant coffee plant in Binh Duong |
Dutch Louis Dreyfus Company Asia Pte. Ltd. (LDC) announced that the company has signed a joint venture with Instanta Sp. z o.o., a Polish private label coffee company, to build and operate a freeze-dried instant coffee plant.