Tata Coffee: Instant coffee
processing at Uganda
The Economic Times - April
In its bid to expand horizons in the international
arena, Indian conglomerate Tata Group is
planning to set up an instant coffee processing
plant in Uganda with an investment of $12
"The greenfield project
is being taken up by Tata Africa along with
another Tata Group company, Tata Coffee,"
Tata Africa managing director, Raman Dhawan
said in Johanhesburg.
from the two Tata group companies will be
2 million dollars each and the rest in the
form of loan from a financial institution,"
The overall cost of the
project would be about 12 million dollars,
The project, which is
expected to start production in the third
quarter of 2007, would process instant coffee
and have an annual output capacity of 3,600
Currently, the two Tata
Group companies are discussing on branding
of the product, "including Tata Coffee
or some other international name".
Dhawan said the product from the Uganda
plant will be exported to markets like China,
Scandanivian countries and East Europe.
With the Ugandan government
identifying coffee processing as an area
of importance, Dhawan said the investment
there in the sector holds promise for the