The global food processing firm Cargill in partnership with a local manufacturer in western India, launches its first chocolate manufacturing operation in Asia. The new operation will help to meet consumer demand for chocolate products in the Asian market.
- The facility is expected to begin operating mid-2021 and will initially produce 10,000 tons of chocolate compounds.
- Customers can tap into Cargills R&D network of food scientists and experts located at Cargills state-of-the-art regional innovation centers in Singapore, Shanghai and India to collaboratively innovate with chocolate products that bring sensory experiences in terms of colors and flavors specific to regional and local tastes and consumption patterns.
In June 2020, Cargill has invested approximately $4 million in its site in Kalmthout (Belgium) to increase its capabilities for producing gourmet chocolate. The investment adds a fifth gourmet production line and new chocolate tanks within the existing facility, providing greater flexibility in production as well as adding 12 new jobs locally.
In April 2020, Cargill Central America recently approved an additional contribution to CARE International of US $ 150,000 to reinforce the Nourishing the Future project that is being carried out in Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica, in order to help solve the food security needs of some of the communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In December 2019: Global food and nutrition company Cargill is expanding its cocoa processing with an investment of $113 million in Yopougon, Ivory Coast, and Tema, Ghana. At Yopougon in Ivory Coast, the company is investing $100 million to increase production capacity by 50% and creating 85 full-time local jobs and hundreds of indirect jobs. And at Tema site in Ghana, Cargill invests $13 million to increase its production capacity by 20%.
Minnesota based Cargill is one of the largest food processing company with approximately 160,000 employees across 70 countries work relentlessly to nourishing the world in a safe, responsible, and sustainable way. The company has more than 150 years of experience with new technologies and dedicated to serving as a trusted partner for food, agriculture, financial, and industrial customers in more than 125 countries of the world. Cargill has helped farmers to grow more along with the community and to connect them to broader markets.
Cargill endlessly develops products as per consumer needs and farmers’ suitability with the help of innovative technologies. The company works in conjunction with farmers, producers, manufacturers, retailers, governments, and other organizations to nourish the world in a safe, responsible, and sustainable way.
Cargill is one of the largest privately-held corporations in the USA, along with Agricultural Supply Chain and food Processing the company also involves in Animal Nutrition, Food Ingredients & Bio-Industrial, Protein & Salt, and Metals & Shipping sector.