The joint venture will operate under the name ILD Coffee Vietnam, with construction expected to start in the first half of 2022.
Louis Dreyfus Company is a merchant and processor of agricultural goods, with a portfolio including grains and oilseeds, coffee, cotton, juice, rice, sugar, freight and global markets.
“This venture complements Louis Dreyfus Company’s strong existing Vietnamese footprint and global Robusta green coffee business, enlarging our coffee product offer to customers to address growing instant coffee demand and premiumization,” said Julien Terrisse, the company’s Head of Instant Coffee.
The company says the transaction represents another step in its strategy to pursue greater vertical integration and diversify revenue through value-added products.
“Working with partners with complementary expertise and capabilities, and a shared commitment to sustainable production, is central to our strategy, as we evolve to embrace more of the value chain and meet our customers’ needs,” said Thomas Couteaudier, LDC’s Chief Strategy Officer.
The joint venture is between Louis Dreyfus Company Asia Pte. Ltd. and Poland-headquartered Instanta Sp. z o.o.