IMCOPA started crushing soybeans in 1967 and this makes it one of the Brazilian soy crushing pioneers. Currently the installed capacity is more than 1,5 million MT of beans with a production of over 13.000MT of lecithin. IMCOPA focuses on producing sustainable, Non-GMO, “hard-IP” soy products (certified via FoodChain ID for max. 0,1% GMO content with fully documented traceability) and regular (GM) soy products. IMCOPA was the first company to get the Cert ID certification of Non-GMO and is active in the ProTerra Cert ID program, which stands for ethical, environmentally sustainable and socially responsible crop growth. IMCOPA is also active in development of Non-GMO soybean crop growth in Brazil, aiming at providing a consistent high quality supply of Non-GMO products to its customers. Furthermore, with respect to sustainability, IMCOPA generates a significant portion of the energy it uses. All this is achieved by over 500 employees that are currently employed by IMCOPA, proudly working on our branded IMCOSOY® products.
IMCOPA Food Ingredients BV office in Europe:
In order to improve the service for its global clients, IMCOPA decided in 2006 to set up a storage, packaging and distribution subsidiary by the name of IMCOPA Food Ingredients BV. The company, based in ‘s-Hertogenbosch (the Netherlands), is also responsible for the sales, quality assurance & complete supply chain management of lecithins globally. IMCOPA's European storage & state off art packing facility is located at the port of Rotterdam.
Its European presence enables IMCOPA to provide its clientele with the following benefits:
- More cost-efficient logistics
- Efficient lead times for deliveries from dedicated Non-GMO storage & packaging facilities in Rotterdam
- Locally available support for sales, quality assurance and logistics
- Direct access to a source of sustainable Non-GMO soy products of different geographical origins
IMCOPA Food Ingredients is committed to understand its customers' needs and developing long term relationships to supply them with consistent high quality Non-GMO lecithin. IMCOPA Food Ingredients also offers Non-GMO lecithin from India (liquid and powder), regular (GM) lecithin and sunflower lecithin (liquid and powder) as part of their product portfolio. The regular (GM) products and sunflower lecithin are strictly separated from the Non-GMO soy lecithin.
IMCOPA Food Ingredients BV holds ISO22000, FoodChain ID Non-GMO, Kosher, Halal and GMP+ certificates. IMCOPA Food Ingredients BV is also SEDEX registrated and succesfully passed the SMETA 4-pilar audit.