Davos 2019: Swiss chocolate producer Camille Bloch to enter Georgia

Camille Bloch plans to plant hazelnut plantations in Georgia. Photo: Gov't of Georgia.

Agenda.ge, 24 Jan 2019 - 11:59, Tbilisi,Georgia

Swiss chocolate producer Camille Bloch will enter the Georgian market, announces the government of Georgia.

Georgia will be the first destination of Camille Bloch’s foreign investment, says the government.

The decision was made at a meeting between Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze and Chief Executive Officer of Camille Bloch Daniel Bloch in Davos, Switzerland, at the World Economic Forum, which is taking place from 22-25 January.

The company plans to plant hazelnut plantations in Georgia and use Georgian-made ingredients for its famous trademark chocolate labelled Ragusa.

We want to acquire or use land in Georgia to produce our own hazelnuts. We make a very well-known product called Ragusa ... and now we want to produce this chocolate with Georgian hazelnuts. We hope we will find the right land to realise this project," said Bloch.

Camille Bloch has a track record of 80 years with a production capacity of 3,700 tonnes a year, one quarter of which gets exported.