The U.S Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie Sullivan, on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, visited the Bunge Loders Croklaan shea butter processing facility at the Free Zone Enclave.
The visit was to have a first-hand experience of Bunge’s operations in Ghana and have an interaction with management. Bunge Loders Croklaan in 2019 opened its shea plant to process shea butter made from locally collected and crushed shea nuts into two products – shea olein and shea stearin.
The Ambassador was briefed on the companies history and operations across the globe, including its sustainability efforts to support the women involved in the collection of shea nuts as well as environmental sustainability efforts in shea nut production. Amb. Sullivan was also given a tour of the company’s facilities, including its fully automated solvent fractionation plant, which the company says is the largest facility of its kind in Africa.
The facility at the free zone enclave is the company’s first shea processing plant in Africa, and Bunge Loders Croklaan says that the site will allow it to meet the growing global demand for shea.
Bunge Loders Croklaan has more than two centuries of experience, unmatched global scale, and deeply rooted relationships everywhere they operate.
They provide ingredients and know-how to some of the world’s biggest brands with products such as specialty oils and milled grains, which are key ingredients for consumer and restaurant brands – and in home kitchens around the world.