August 15, 2017
Tata Coffee to set up new state-of-the-art freeze-dried coffee plant in Vietnam
The coffee plant in Vietnam will produce 5,000MT of freeze-dried coffee in 18 months
Tata Coffee, today, became the first Indian company to setup a freeze-dried coffee plant in Vietnam. The groundbreaking ceremony officially marked the beginning of the coffee plant that aims to produce 5,000MT per annum of freeze-dried coffee. The ceremony was attended by the Indian Ambassador to Vietnam, senior management of Tata Coffee, leadership of Tata Sons, country head of Tata Sons Vietnam, representatives from VSIP and dignitaries from Binh Duong province.
|(L-R): Sanjiv Sarin, MD and CEO, Tata Coffee, and Tran Thanh Liem, chairman of Binh Duong People’s Committee, at the launch ceremony|
Along with the Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park (VSIP), Tata Coffee hosted the ceremony at Lot No. 352-353 at VSIP II Binh Duong. The plant is slated to start manufacturing the produce in the next 18 to 21 months, with a view to serve the company’s global customers with new product mixes of freeze-dried coffee.
Sanjiv Sarin, managing director and CEO, Tata Coffee, said, “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. While our products are already exported to over 40 countries across the globe, our instant coffee has so far been produced only in India. 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.