The Netherlands-headquartered Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) and Poland’s Instanta Sp.zo.o. (Instanta) opened ILD Coffee Vietnam on September 29, a joint venture freeze-dried instant coffee factory in southern Binh Duong province with an annual production capacity of 5,600 metric tons.
Total investment stands at more than $84 million and the factory is located in the Protrade International Industrial Park in An Tay commune, Ben Cat town. It is equipped with the latest extraction and freeze-drying technology and is certified FSSC 22000 and SMETA audited, reflecting the companies’ commitment to safety.
In line with their commitment to sustainable coffee production and distribution, the factory’s equipment is designed to minimize the plant’s environmental footprint, for example through the utilization of a biomass boiler that harnesses spent coffee grounds from the plant to generate steam.
“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 customer needs,” said Mr. Ben Clarkson, Global Head of Coffee at LDC. “Leveraging our expertise in coffee sourcing in Vietnam and our extensive global network, combined with Instanta’s leadership in the instant coffee business, ILD Coffee Vietnam is well positioned for success.”
The new facility was established to meet the rising global demand for instant coffee, particularly more premium freeze-dried instant coffee. The facility’s product offerings are tailored to meet the preferences of consumers across established markets, such as Europe, and emerging markets in Asia.
“ILD Coffee Vietnam marks a significant milestone in our journey at Instanta,” said Mr. Jacek Szymczyk, Chairman at Instanta. “The 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.”