IVORY COAST – Puratos, a global leader in innovative multi-sectoral food ingredients, has officially launched its cutting-edge chocolate facility in Ivory Coast, to enable it to reach its goal of sustainable cocoa production.

The new facility is equipped with the latest technological advancements, ensuring optimal production efficiency while adhering to the highest quality and sustainability standards.

The facility also incorporates innovative farming techniques to promote responsible agricultural practices, improve farmer livelihoods, and protect the biodiversity of the surrounding areas.

The state-of-the-art establishment represents a significant investment by Puratos in the region and is set to revolutionize the chocolate industry, with its focus on quality, sustainability, and community development.

Situated at the heart of the world’s largest cocoa-producing country, the Ivory Coast facility also marks Puratos’ commitment to strengthening its cocoa supply chain and promoting sustainable practices.

With Ivory Coast accounting for nearly 40% of global cocoa production, the strategic location will ensure direct access to high-quality cocoa beans by the company while supporting local farmers and communities.

Puratos aims to empower local farmers by providing them with training, resources, and support to enhance cocoa quality and productivity.

Moreover, the facility will serve as a hub for research and development, fostering innovation and driving progress in the chocolate industry.

Puratos’ team of experts will collaborate with local scientists, farmers, and industry stakeholders to develop new cocoa varieties, optimize processing techniques, and explore innovative applications of cocoa in the food industry.

Edouard Pot, Regional Director Emerging APMEA expressed his enthusiasm for the new facility, stating: “We are incredibly proud to launch our chocolate facility in Ivory Coast. This investment represents our unwavering commitment to sustainability and empowering local communities.

By combining our expertise, technology, and passion, we aim to transform the cocoa industry and set new benchmarks for quality, transparency, and social responsibility.”

The establishment of the Puratos chocolate facility is expected to have a profound impact on the local economy, creating job opportunities, promoting skills development, and stimulating economic growth in the region.

Furthermore, the facility will enable Puratos to cater to the increasing global demand for sustainable and ethically sourced cocoa products, bolstering its position as a leader in the chocolate industry.

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