San Pablo’s Franklin Baker firm needs 250 tons of fresh coco

By Saul E. Pa-a

SAN PABLO CITY, Laguna (PNA) -– The Franklin Baker Company (FBC) – San Pablo City Plant has announced on Wednesday the plant needs its supply requirements of some 250 tons of fresh coconuts daily or a weekly supply of 1,500 metric tons of fresh coco for its operations in the production of desiccated coconut meat and coconut water concentrate for international exports.

The FBC accredited coconut buyer Hector R. Briñas urged coconut farmers, plantation owners and coco growers from Laguna, Quezon and Batangas to sell their coconut harvests directly to the factory to avoid transacting with middle men.

The Franklin Baker Company here takes pride as the world’s oldest and the biggest desiccated coconut meat processing plant and is now exporting coconut water concentrate to Brazil for its world class “nature’s newest energy drink.”

FBC officials also reported recently that with completion of the cutting edge concentrate manufacturing facility, the San Pablo-based plant now processes 960 metric tons of concentrate coconut water annually.

This continuous supply market has made the Philippines one of two countries emerging as the world’s largest producer of coconut water beverage.

Briñas said the coconut sellers and traders may inquire for further information on the Franklin Baker Company coco supply requirements and arrangements through telephone no. (049) 562-0847.