Other company information
Certifications/quality standardsOrganic certificates from ECOCERT
Year of registeration2017
Number of employees50
Annual turnover0-0.5 million €
Already engaged in international businessYes
Percentage of international business50% or more
The company specialized in the harvest, transformation, storing and export of organic crude shea butter for the cosmetics, pharmaceutical, and edible oils and fats industries. Wakapou’s farming operations take place in Northern Benin and the company has organic certificates from ECOCERT.
The company is currently looking for a Finnish partner to further expand their sales in Europe (distributor, importer, agent, representative), or to invest in the company for scaling up the business.
The company’s main products are shea almonds and butter that are premium quality, responsibly sourced and organic. According to the company they follow fair trade rules in their business operations and they are aiming to become the preferred supplier in their target markets via environmentally friendly and sustainable products. For their business partners the company can offer supply without intermediaries.
Markets and customers
The customers of the company have so far been oil & fats processors in Europe and cosmetic firms in Europe and USA.