Cargill breaks ground on $100m investment in Indonesia

Shaun Weston7 May 2013

Cargill has broken ground on a $100m investment to construct a state-of-the-art cocoa processing facility in Gresik, in the East Java region of Indonesia.

Cargill has stated that the new facility is to 'meet the growing demand among customers for cocoa products and to encourage the development of the Asian cocoa sector'.

The new facility will be Cargill's first cocoa processing plant in Asia. The investment will also strengthen the company's Indonesian cocoa sourcing network and cocoa sustainability activities.

Cargill will create approximately 200 new jobs in Indonesia, as well as additional positions in its existing R&D application centres in Kuala Lumpur and Beijing, and in the company's commercial network.