Louis Dreyfus Company inaugurates instant coffee facility in Vietnam

By Rachel Arthur

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The new Vietnam coffee facility. Pic: LDC
The new Vietnam coffee facility. Pic: LDC

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Louis Dreyfus Company and Instanta have inaugurated ILD Coffee Vietnam, a joint venture freeze-dried instant coffee facility located in Binh Duong province, Vietnam, with annual production capacity of 5,600 metric tons of instant coffee.

The new facility has been constructed in the context of rising global demand for instant coffee: particularly premium freeze-dried instant coffee. Products are tailored to meet the preferences of consumers in both established markets – such as Europe – and emerging markets in Asia.

Louis Dreyfus – the Rotterdam-headquartered agricultural multinational whose business lines range form cotton to freight – signed the joint venture agreement with Poland-headquartered private label coffee producer Instanta in 2021.

"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,” said Ben Clarkson, LDC’s Global Head of Coffee. “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 new facility is equipped with the latest extraction and freeze-drying technology, and is certified FSSC 22000 and SMETA audited. The site’s equipment is also designed to minimize the plant’s environmental footprint – for example, through utilization of a biomass boiler that harnesses spent coffee grounds from the plant to generate steam.

Jacek Szymczyk, Chairman at Instanta, said; “ILD Coffee Vietnam marks a significant milestone in our journey at Instanta. 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 inauguration event was attended by members of LDC and Instanta’s global and regional senior management, local government representatives including Mr. Nguyen Van Danh, Vice Chairman of Binh Duong’s People Committee, Mr. Alexander Nowakowski, Chargé d'affaires ad interim from Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Hanoi and local coffee associations.

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