VIFOCO: Sustained Development, Dignified Vietnamese Brand

9:17:09 AM | 9/2/2023

VIFOCO Import-Export Joint Stock Company is one of the leading producers, processors and exporters of agricultural products. The company has a strong reputation with domestic customers and has established itself in foreign markets.

The hardworking staff of VIFOCO

15 years of reputation building

Established in 2008, VIFOCO Import-Export Joint Stock Company links, produces, processes and exports agricultural products. Throughout 15 years of construction and growth, VIFOCO has been increasingly developed and provided a variety of fresh fruits, concentrated juices and frozen fruits applied with advanced IQF, BOF freezing technology with a wide range of product specifications, diversified canned fruit and vegetable products and other foods. The company's main markets are South Korea, Russia and European countries.

The company always focuses on strictly applying a closed production process, from planting and caring to harvesting, to ensure food hygiene and safety as well as environmental protection. To improve labor productivity, VIFOCO has actively linked production with local farmers and developed many concentrated commercial farming areas such as pumpkin (in Tan Yen district), sweet corn (Tan Yen and Lang Giang), potato (Yen Dung, Luc Nam, Tan Yen and Lang Giang), lychee (Luc Ngan) and cucumber (Tan Yen and Luc Nam). On average, each year, the company purchases and processes more than 3,000 tons of potato, 2,000 tons of pumpkin, 2,000 tons of litchi and other vegetables, tubers and fruits.

Furthermore, VIFOCO invested in a modern agricultural product processing factory in Song Khe commune, Bac Giang City to supply 8,000 tons a year with diverse product categories. In the management and production process, VIFOCO applies the ISO- HACCP 9001-2015 quality management system.

Moreover, the company always focuses on developing a capable and qualified workforce, proactively building and applying development strategies and respecting the law.

In 2023, VIFOCO officially exported the first batch of fresh Bac Giang lychee to Thailand. The product will be sold at Gourmet Market supermarkets in seven major shopping centers of The Mall Group. This is the leading supermarket chain of food and household goods in Thailand.

Mr. Nguyen Xuan Viet, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Director of VIFOCO, said: With the support of the Vietnam Trade Office in Thailand, VIFOCO is very pleased to be one of the pioneers to bring fresh lychee to Thai consumers. Hopefully next year, VIFOCO will export 1,000-2,000 tons of fresh lychee to this market.

Sustainable development

To ensure the input supply source, the company signs annual consumption contracts with farmers. Besides, the company assigns its engineers to consult farmers and monitor cultivation to increase productivity and solve difficult issues.

Not only focusing on production and business, VIFOCO also actively carries out social security. All employees of the Company are always keen on social welfare regimes like ensuring a safe working environment, social insurance, health insurance and unemployment allowance. Currently, the company has created regular jobs for 20 employees with an average monthly salary of VND8-10 million and 50 seasonal workers with a stable salary.

With its current success, in addition to the effort of all employees, the agility and bravery of the leadership, regulatory compliance is also an important factor, Viet said. Besides, VIFOCO is supported and facilitated by local authorities and especially trusted by customers. These are the driving forces for the company to develop further, contribute more to Bac Giang development as well as meet the increasing demands of consumers.

By Manh Dung, Vietnam Business Forum