LDC and Instanta open freeze-dried coffee facility in Vietnam

The Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) and Instanta have launched ILD Coffee Vietnam, a joint venture in freeze-dried instant coffee through a facility located in the Binh Duong province in Vietnam.

“This venture with Instanta supports our global strategy to diversify through more value-added products, reflects our ongoing commitment to Vietnam as a key market for LDC, and complements our existing global Robusta green coffee business, expanding our product portfolio to meet customers’ needs,” says LDC Global Head of Coffee Ben Clarkson.

“Leveraging our expertise in coffee sourcing in Vietnam and extensive global network, combined with Instanta’s leadership in the instant coffee business, ILD Coffee Vietnam is well positioned for success.”

The facility was established to meet rising global demand for premium freeze-dried instant coffee and has an annual production capacity of 5600 metric tons. The facility’s product offering is tailored to meet the preferences of consumers across established markets such as Europe, as well as emerging markets in Asia.

“ILD Coffee Vietnam marks a significant milestone in our journey at Instanta,” says Instanta Chairman Jacek Szymczyk. “This state-of-the-art facility in Binh Duong province 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.

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