Cargill's cocoa and chocolate business has officially marked the completion of upgrades to its cocoa processing facility in Wormer, the Netherlands following a US $82m investment.
The Wormer facility processes cocoa liquor into cocoa butter and powder offering customers globally over 100 types of cocoa powder with a diverse variety of flavours and colours under the Gerkens brand.
The investment has enabled Cargill to open a new, fully automated cocoa powder warehouse and distribution centre in the port of Amsterdam with high food quality and safety standards.
The warehouse will provide an efficient storage capacity, storing three times as much product per square metre as conventional warehouses in the port of Amsterdam.
Better transport and capacity planning will also result in more than 10% reductions in CO2 emissions on existing transport and customer shipments, according to the company.
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