GEA completes freeze-dried coffee plant in Vietnam


GEA has completed a new freeze-dried instant coffee plant on a green field site in Vietnam for Tata Coffee Vietnam Company, a 100% subsidiary of Tata Coffee Limited, India.

The new plant was inaugurated in March 2019, 19 months after the ground-breaking ceremony.

The plant in Binh Duong Province produces 5,000 tonnes per annum of freeze-dried coffee. GEA supplied the entire production line from roast bean treatment through to packaging.

Vietnam is the world’s second largest producer of green coffee, after Brazil, and the plant in the Binh Duong Province will produce 5,000 metric tons a year of freeze-dried coffee.

Kim Knudsen, head of sales, coffee and freeze drying at GEA said that the Tata factory in Vietnam had been a model project for the company. “This type of project is ideal for us at GEA because our expertise and scope of supply allows us to build the entire coffee line using our own resources,” he said. “This means we can maintain control and take responsibility for the entire project from start to finish.”

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