Tata Coffee announces the launch of their first off-shore coffee production unit in Vietnam

11:27 | 23/03/2019 Companies

Tata Coffee Vietnam Company Limited, a 100% subsidiary of Tata Coffee, unveiled their state-of-the art freeze-dried coffee production plant Vietnam, at a grand ceremony, on March 6.

Tata Coffee Limited - Grand Opening Ceremony of their first off-shore 5000 MT Freeze Dried coffee plant in Vietnam

This is the Company’s third manufacturing plant, after Theni and Toopran in India and is the first one to be set up at an off-shore location. The Grand Opening ceremony was attended by the Party Secrectary of Binh Duong Provice, Chairman of Binh Duong People's committee, Indian Ambassador to Vietnam, Consulate General of India to Vietnam, Tata Coffee Board of Directors, MD & CEO of Tata Global Beverages, Leadership of Tata Sons, key stake holders, representatives from VSIP and other dignitaries from Binh Duong province.

Along with the Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park (VSIP), Tata Coffee Vietnam Company Limited hosted the ceremony at VSIP II Binh Duong. This 5000 MTPA plant has been set up within 19 months from its Ground-Breaking Ceremony (August 16, 2017). The Factory has had an exemplary safety record completing almost a million-man hours construction and commissioning work with zero harm. The site is certified for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and is expecting BRC (British Retail Consortium) shortly.

Tata Coffee Vietnam is uniquely positioned to work closely with customers to develop exclusive blends at its pilot plant.

Sanjiv Sarin, Managing Director & CEO of Tata Coffee Ltd., said, “The Tata group already has a close relationship with Vietnam in various sectors - including automobiles, steel, trading, energy and watches. While our products are already exported to over 40 countries across the globe, our Instant Coffee has so far been produced only in India. Globally Freeze Dried Coffee is a growing segment and Tata Coffee Vietnam marks our first foray beyond Indian shores as a manufacturer of premium Freeze-Dried Coffee –and is a significant milestone in our journey to becoming a global coffee major. Tata Coffee Vietnam will endeavor to bring best in class manufacturing, with a focus on sustainability and safety.

Tata Coffee Vietnam will contribute positively to Vietnam through foreign exchange earnings and creating local employment”

Tata Coffee is a subsidiary of Tata Global Beverages Ltd and part of the Tata Group. It is Asia’s largest coffee plantation company and one of the largest exporter of instant coffee in the country. The company produces more than 10,000 MT of shade grown Arabica and Robusta coffees at its 19 estates in South India and its two Instant Coffee manufacturing facilities have a combined installed capacity of 8400 metric tonnes. The instant coffee is exported to reputed customers in 40 countries globally. It exports green coffee to countries in Europe, Asia, Middle East and North America. Tata Coffee’s farms are triple certified: Utz, Rainforest Alliance and SA 8000 reinforcing its commitment to the people and the environment.

Theo NDO