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These are all the posts that have been tagged with asia.

Cargill invests in Indonesia

Cargill has started construction on a $100 million (€76.4m) investment cocoa processing facility in Gresik, in the East-Java region of Indonesia. The facility is to meet the growing demand amongst customers for cocoa products and to encourage the development of the Asian cocoa sector. This will be the company’s first cocoa processing plant in Asia […]

Lindt & Sprüngli continues Asian growth

DKSH has recently expanded its partnership with Lindt & Sprüngli to Singapore. DKSH will provide marketing, sales, merchandising, distribution, logistics and back office services to support Lindt’s continued growth in this strategically important market in Asia. DKSH’s collaboration with Lindt & Sprüngli started in Hong Kong more than five decades ago and was over the […]

Natra predicts boom in Chinese chocolate consumption

Natra has opened a commercial office in Hong Kong, China to attend the Asia-Pacific markets. Among the countries of the Asia-Pacific area, China is the first target market due to its significant growth opportunities. Chocolate consumption is now awakening in this market, especially due to the development of large foreign retail chains in the country and […]

Don’t forget the farmers

The future of cocoa supply is always at the forefront of our minds. With demand increasing rapidly, industry is worried about how supply will keep up. With this in mind, my publisher, Neil McRitchie attended the Asia Choco Congress in Jakarta, Indonesia  to see how we can increase production sustainably. His thoughts from the conference […]

Constantia Flexibles acquires Parikh Packaging

Constantia Flexibles Group is to acquire a 60% stake in Parikh Packaging, located in the world’s fastest growing packaging market, India. Thomas Unger, CEO of Constantia Flexibles, says, “With this acquisition we are operating in a highly attractive growth market. India has an ever increasing middle class with growing demand for packaged food and health […]

Cocoa powders achieve Indonesian recognition

Cargill has announced that it has achieved the Standard National of Indonesia (SNI), for its Gerkens cocoa powders. “We are extremely pleased to achieve the SNI, which enables us to export our globally renowned Gerkens cocoa powders to Indonesia,” comments Job Leuning, business development director for Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate. “Indonesia is an important country […]

Azelis to distribute green aroma extracts

Azelis has been appointed by Evonik to distribute green aroma extracts in the UK, Ireland, Italy and selected Central and Eastern European countries. Evonik’s aroma extracts make use of a process known as Supercritical Fluid Extraction (SFE) which is carried out under gentle conditions.  André Aguiar, Evonik account & marketing manager Europe, explains, “This environmentally friendly extraction […]

Givaudan expands into India

 Givaudan has opened an innovation centre in Mumbai, expanding local capabilities and resources to bring innovative and creative flavour and taste solutions to its customers in India. For the first time Givaudan’s sensory science, flavour science and foodservice expertise will be available from within India. Food and beverage customers across the sub-continent will benefit from […]

Good things come in small packages

The World it seems, it becoming a little less keen to chew gum (and blow bubbles with it): this confectionery sub-sector that grew by a healthy 7.7 per cent in 2011 saw growth slowing to 1.7 per cent in 2012. It is the quietest sales period since the chewing gum segment (that includes bubble gums) […]

ADM appoints global sustainability general manager

Archer Daniels Midland Company has appointed Dr Kai-Uwe Ostheim as general manager – global sustainability cocoa. He will lead ADM Cocoa’s global sustainability programme, as the company looks to build on the success of its existing initiatives and meet growing customer and consumer interest in supporting farming communities around the world. Based in Rolle, Switzerland, […]

ADM cocoa increases processing capacity in Singapore

ADM Cocoa has completed the expansion of its production capabilities at its cocoa processing facility in Singapore. The expansion, which involved the upgrading of existing equipment as well as the installation of new machinery, will increase the total output of cocoa products by about 17%. The processing capacity will help ADM Cocoa to meet growing […]

Barry Callebaut switches to RSPO certified palm oil

Barry Callebaut will use fully segregated palm oil from sustainable production certified 100% by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) for compounds and fillings in all its factories in Europe. In Asia-Pacific, three Barry Callebaut plants are already certified and able to offer RSPO certified palm oil on a mass balance basis. The ingredients […]

Loders Croklaan to supply coconut oil

Loders Croklaan has added coconut oil to its lauric fats portfolio from the Rotterdam facilities. This means that, from now on Loders Croklaan will be able to supply all its customers’ requirements in the field of lauric fats. “This should significantly simplify our customers’ daily business,” says European sales & marketing director Roald Hulst, “as […]

Ingredients company awarded food safety certificate

Taura Natural Ingredients’ factories in Belgium and New Zealand have been awarded ‘Grade A’ status under the widely respected BRC certification programme. Impressed auditors gave Taura top marks at both sites under the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety following a detailed inspection and evaluation of the two facilities, which produce fruit pieces, pastes and […]