VISIT OF H.R.H PRINCE PHILIPPE OF BELGIUM TO GRAND-PLACE® FACTORY IN VIETNAM

On the trip to Vietnam, H.R.H Prince Philippe of Belgium and his delegation including Ambassador of Belgium, Consul of Belgium and other authority representatives paid a visit to Grand-Place factory at Binh Duong Province, Vietnam on March 16th 2012.

Under the witness of HRH Prince Philippe, The Investment Memorandum of Understanding between Grand-Place® Vietnam and the Puratos Group confirms both parties’ intention to join forces in Vietnam and to invest approximately 10 million US Dollars to expand the current chocolate capacity and collection, fermentation and processing station for Vietnam single origin cocoa beans.

Mr. Gricha Safarian confirmed that Vietnam had the full potential to become a major cocoa supplier, both locally and internationally. Grand-Place® has working closely with cocoa producers in Dong Nai and Ben Tre provinces since 2008 to ensure the highest quality product while striving for positive social and economic impact in the communities we work with.