01.Dec .2020 16:30

“Despite the Pandemic, We Were Able to Introduce One of the Largest Chocolate Producers to Georgia”

“Despite the Pandemic, We Were Able to Introduce One of the Largest Chocolate Producers to Georgia”
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With the support of the agency "Enterprise Georgia," one of the most famous chocolate companies globally - Camille Bloch will cultivate hazelnut plantations in Georgia.
 
"Despite the existing challenges, we were able to introduce one of the largest international companies in Georgia. We are glad that the Swiss company has expressed confidence and has decided to invest in Georgia after several years of cooperation, "- said the head of the agency "Enterprise Georgia" Mikheil Khidureli.
 
According to a statement issued by the agency, the first 50 hectares will be planted in January 2021. The project will cover 650 hectares of plantations and a raw material processing plant, with a total investment of more than $ 10 million.
 
"This is a huge step for the company because nuts are a key component of our chocolate. "Every year, more than 700 tons of nuts are harvested at the company's headquarters," said Rene Meyer, the company's head of procurement and director of CB Georgia.
 
Negotiations with the company have been going on for several years. Negotiations entered the final phase in January 2020, following a meeting between the Prime Minister of Georgia and the company owner in Davos. With the support of the agency "Enterprise Georgia" investment team, the company received detailed information about the investment potential of Georgia and decided to start production in Georgia. It is important that the Swiss Embassy in Georgia also actively participated in the process.