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Olam Group acquires ADM Cococa

Published: October 2015

On October 17th, ADM´s cocoa products division was acquired by Olam Group, giving birth to the new Olam Cocoa.

Combining a leader in cocoa bean sourcing, with one of the world’s leading cocoa processors, a fully integrated cocoa business has been formed, which supplies cocoa beans and cocoa products and which establishes a new dynamic in the industry.

Cocoa beans will be sourced from all major origins via a network of 650,000 farmers - in Brazil, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Congo Brazzaville, Tanzania, Uganda, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Ecuador – providing Olam Cocoa their own operations and continuing to be available to their bean customers worldwide.

A portfolio of respected brands spearheaded by the iconic deZaan® with its heritage of more than 100 years of excellence, plus West African origin brand UNICAO® and Latin American brand Joanes® will join Olam’s established Macao® and Britannia (speciality fats, oils and product formulation) brands.

We sincerely thank the whole Olam Cocoa team for their trust in Gelfix as their exclusive distributor and agent for the Argentinian market.