Colab Commodities is an international distributor of agricultural commodities based in Gozo – Malta, Edinburgh – UK and Abidjan in the Cote D’ivoire. Colab works with our suppliers in West Africa to facilitate large trades with European and North American Clients via Letters of Credit and SBLCs. Our core business is the supply of ethically farmed Cocoa, Coffee and Cashews in orders of between 200 to 2000 Metric Tons per consignment.
We are witnessing an increasing awareness among consumers and thus wholesalers for ethically farmed sustainable commodities. The consumer demands more transparency and information and this plays out in the manner in which the entire supply chain works from farmer to supermarket shelves. We at Colab believe that the issue of sustainability and ethics is a critical aspect in the supply of raw commodities and we believe that farmers should be given the necessary support by their collaborative networks and various certification bodies to improve their living standards as well as to meet the high quality standards demanded by the international market. A notable amount of our suppliers are farms belonging to unions and cooperatives within the Cote D’Ivoire and to this end we have a permanent team there to manage the process of supply chain management. Our permanent Cote D’Ivoire operation allows us to take a hands on approach to developing our own social investment programs that will have a direct impact of the lives of the farmers and workers that hail from the regions we do business with.
On the service operations side we look to perfect our performance in delivering an efficient and reliable delivery service through the use of up to the minute technology. We will happily integrate with our clients modus operandi into our managed service cloud system which allows us to collaborate more effectively with external teams. Our approach allows participating parties to have up to the minute information on supply cycles and delivery milestones as we track deliveries from farms to factory and from there to the port of departure and FOB.
As in life the process of client and supplier collaboration is a journey which we very much look forward to embarking on. We look forward to the opportunities which collaborative work practices create and are happy to discuss prospective opportunities that we can explore.