Leading US multinational Cargill has announced the launch of its first production facility in Asia, partnering with a local manufacturer in western India.
According to sources, the manufacturing facility will open in 2021, with an initial production of 10,000 tons of chocolate compounds, and a workforce of 100 jobs.
This investment is part of the Cargill’s plan to “become the leading supplier and trusted partner for our bakery, ice cream and confectionary customers in Asia”. The company plans to develop and scale up its operational capabilities quickly to support future growth for its customers across the region.
Francesca Kleemans, managing director of Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate Asia-Pacific, said: “Asia is a key growth market for Cargill. Opening a chocolate manufacturing operation in India allows us to increase our regional footprint and capabilities in Asia to better support the needs of our local Indian customers as well as multi-national customers in the region”.
Source: Cargill Press Release