In the production of coconut biscuits, producers have used desiccated coconut from Indonesia obtained from local distributors
CAPE TOWN, South Africa: On January 19, 2022, the Consul for Economics together with the Economics Staff met with the Managing Director of a local biscuit producer, in the office and factory of the producer in order to follow up on the interest in purchasing desiccated coconut products from Indonesia.
The related manufacturer is a family business that produces various types of biscuits and cakes, has been operating since 2019 and currently has 2 (two) factory locations in Cape Town (Wynberg and Athlone).
With sales figures that continue to increase, manufacturers are in the process of expanding by expanding their factory location in Athlone and bringing in three machines from China to increase the process of automated production, which is planned to produce healthy biscuits.
In the production of coconut biscuits, producers have used desiccated coconut from Indonesia obtained from local distributors. Seeing the quality they have, they want to make purchases directly with Indonesian producers.
As a follow-up, the Indonesian Consulate General in Cape Town asked manufacturers to send details of the price and specifications of the desired product, so that business matching can be done business matching with producers in Indonesia.
It is hoped that in the future this cooperation can be achieved and can increase the number of Indonesian products in the South African market.