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News | 29 May 2020
ICAM AND LOACKER: SHARED VALUES AND AN IMPORTANT TRADE AGREEMENT
ICAM AND LOACKER: SHARED VALUES AND AN IMPORTANT TRADE AGREEMENT
ICAM and Loacker, family company leader in the production of wafers and chocolate, announce the beginning of an important collaboration. The trade agreement will see the inclusion of ICAM among the suppliers of Loacker for the processing of cocoa beans in the supply chain, the production of cocoa paste and also as a chocolate supplier to support Loacker in specific development needs of its business, when it will have activated its own production.

Although signed a few weeks ago, this agreement represents a first sign of a possible recovery after the emergency Covid-19, and sees collaborating side by side, in the common goal of making available to consumers tasty products and made with ingredients of the highest quality.

United by a very similar path, these two companies share a strong family tradition. From generation to generation Loacker handed down the passion for pastry while ICAM the passion for cocoa and its countless variations. Passions that are expressed for both companies in a vision built on some fundamental pillars: the high quality of their products and the utmost care in the choice of raw materials, an integrated supply chain and a strong attention and sensitivity to the impact of its work on the planet.

ICAM for over 70 years has been producing chocolate and semi-processed cocoa of the highest quality, becoming with its brands ICAM Linea Professionale and Agostoni, a benchmark of excellence for professionals in Italy and abroad. Through a constant control of the production chain, from the selection of cocoa plantations in the territories of origin up to the processing of products at a production plant equipped with the highest technologies 4.0, ICAM is able to develop a highly diversified production that perfectly meets the needs of the market and the most demanding commercial partners, always operating in respect of the environment.

Professionalism and commitment that have not escaped the careful look of Loacker who has identified ICAM as a serious interlocutor and consistent with its corporate values, suitable to provide an ideal contribution to maintaining high quality standards of its products.

"A collaboration that fills us with pride, not only because of the importance that a company like Loacker has in the national and international confectionery scene, but also and above all because of the approach to the business we share with them, said Angelo Agostoni, President of ICAM Cioccolato. Operating with a business partner with which you share values and goals is the perfect starting point for a relationship that goes beyond being customers and suppliers of each other, but that opens the way to a shared experience, know-how and strategic vision, which we hope will be fruitful and long-lasting."

Wanda Hager, Director of the Agriculture & Procurement Division at Loacker explains: "The collaboration with ICAM is part of our path of sustainability, and reflects the desire to constantly increase the quality of products and corporate responsibility throughout the production chain. It is for this reason that in Loacker we have activated projects of verticalization of supply chains for strategic raw materials, actively engaging upstream of the supply chain and focusing particularly on the traceability of the raw materials used. As ICAM we also have activated sustainable sourcing projects in the countries of origin of the cocoa that are part of our Loacker Sustainable Cocoa Farming Program. Through this project, Loacker supports local communities in order to ensure sustainable growth in the medium and long term, for example by supporting the cultivation of small gardens, which contribute to the livelihoods of families of farmers. The control of the supply chain thus allows Loacker to offer its consumers not only the excellence of the product, but also the commitment to goodness in a broader sense, which also includes the care of the social and environmental aspects of the supply chain, a commitment that has always distinguished the company.


 



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