WAKAPOU BENIN

General information

Country

Benin

Business partnership

Exports to Finland

Industry

Health and pharmaceutical

Interested in this company

Elizabeth Okunda

Regional Coordinator – Africa

+254 (0)714 865 803

Other company information

Certifications/quality standards

Organic certificates from ECOCERT

Year of registeration

2017

Number of employees

50

Annual turnover

0-0.5 million €

Already engaged in international business

Yes

Percentage of international business

50% or more

Cooperation proposal

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.

Offering

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.