The ground-breaking ceremony marks the start of a TATA Coffee plant which will produce 5,000 tons of instant coffee annually at Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park II in southern Binh Duong province.
The plant is expected to be operational in 2019 to provide new instant coffee for global customers.
Sanjiv Sarin, managing director of TATA Coffee Ltd., said TATA Group has invested in Vietnam’s automobiles, steel, commerce, energy and watch industries. The beverage industry will also become a key area of TATA investment in Vietnam.
TATA products are exported to more than 40 countries in the world, however, instant coffee has, so far, been produced in India only, said Sarin.
TATA will do its utmost in the coffee production process and pay special attention to work safety. The plant will create more jobs for local people, said Sarin.
Vietnam is the world biggest Robusta coffee producer, which is a good source of raw material supply for the plant, Sarin added.