09/10/2017 – News / Tata / Coffee / India / Vietnam
Tata sets up freeze-dried coffee plant in Vietnam
Tata Coffee Ltd is setting up a freeze-dried coffee plant in Vietnam that will produce 5,000 metric tonnes per annum of freeze dried coffee once operational, the firm said. In so doing, it will become the first Indian company to establish such a facility in Vietnam.
“The Tata group already has a close relationship with Vietnam in various sectors – including automobiles, steel, trading, energy and watches. With this investment, beverages will also become a major sector of participation,” said Sanjiv Sarin, Managing Director & CEO of Tata Coffee Ltd, speaking at the ground-breaking ceremony at Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park (VSIP) in Binh Duong province in the southeast of the country.
“While our products are already exported to over 40 countries across the globe, our Instant Coffee has so far been produced only in India,” he continued. “Tata Coffee Vietnam marks our first foray beyond Indian shores as a manufacturer – and hence is a significant milestone in our journey to becoming a global coffee major. Tata Coffee Vietnam will endeavour to bring best in class manufacturing practices, with special focus on safe working conditions. The project will contribute positively to earning foreign exchange and creating local employment”
Vietnam is the largest producer of Robustas and offers a convenient source of raw material for the plant, which is slated to start manufacturing in the next 18 months or so, with a view to serve Tata’s global customers with new product mixes of freeze dried coffee.