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August 21, 2016
Construction of Houses for Ecuador Earthquake Victims is Complete
Following the devastating earthquake that struck Ecuador in April, Transmar Group donated funds to Hogar del Cristo, a nonprofit organization, to build an emergency encampment for twelve families affected by this disaster.
August 19, 2016
US Ambassador Todd Chapman Visits Transmar Ecuador
On Friday, August 19, Transmar Ecuador had the privilege of hosting United States Ambassador to Ecuador Todd Chapman at our cocoa processing facility in Guayaquil. Ambassador Chapman was accompanied by several of his embassy staff members including Consul General Patricia L. Fietz.
April 28, 2016
Transmar Group Supports the Ecuador Earthquake Relief Effort
Transmar Group today announced its contribution to the relief efforts following the earthquakes in Ecuador. Transmar Group has a significant presence in Ecuador through its subsidiary, Transmar Ecuador, and has pledged to help the families and communities that were most affected by the earthquake in their recovery process.
March 4, 2016
Global Strategy Meeting
During the first week of March, 2016, Transmar Group held its first Global Strategy Meeting in Morristown, New Jersey. Attendees included members of the Transmar Group Commercial, Finance, Sustainability, Systems, and Logistics departments from each of Transmar's global entities.
February 8th, 2016
Transmar & ITOCHU Announce Formation of Global Cocoa Joint Venture
Morristown, New Jersey and Tokyo, Japan - Transmar Group ("Transmar"), a leading global provider of cocoa supply chain services and products based in Morristown, New Jersey, and ITOCHU Corporation ("ITOCHU"), one of Japan's largest global trading companies, headquartered in Tokyo, have agreed to form a joint venture dedicated to the sourcing, processing and distribution of cocoa beans and cocoa products.


December 20th, 2015
Transmar group makes a holiday donation of care packages for pregnant ebola survivors.
November 30th, 2015
On November 30, 2015, Transmar welcomed Meiji at the graduation of 477 farmers participating in ProducerPlus program. Transmar sources cocoa for Meiji directly from these farmers, who all live in the Vinces area of Ecuador.
August 25th, 2015
After waiting almost a year, 3,000 cocoa farmers from the Kailahun and Kona districts of Sierra Leone are finally receiving their premium payments for their sustainable UTZ certified cocoa. The delay was due to problems associated with the 2014 Ebola outbreak
February 2th, 2015
Transmar Group is happy to announce that Senior Vice President Mary Johnson was elected to the Board of Directors of the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF). The Board Members are elected by a vote of the WCF members...
January 22th, 2015
Transmar Group has installed two playgrounds in rural Ghana in partnership with the NGO, Empower Playgrounds. The playgrounds generate power through the rotation of merry-go-rounds.
January 6th, 2015
In 2012, cocoa industry stakeholders began to work on a definition of a standard sustainable cocoa. In the fall of 2012 all participant groups adopted the standard ISO CEN/TC415 Standard for traceable and sustainable cocoa.


December 22th, 2014
Cocoa Industry response in fight against Ebola
In October 2014 the cocoa industry joined forces and donated through World Cocoa Foundation to the fight against Ebola. The donation was allocated to Red Cross and Caritas. Transmar Group made the first donation of 100,000 $.
October 30th, 2014
SQF Certification of US factories
Transmar Group is happy to announce that its two US based cocoa butter and deodorizing factories, Cocoa Services LLC & Cocoa Services West, have been Safe Quality Foods (SQF) level 2 certified, which is recognized under the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).
October 7th, 2014
Transmar Group pledges donation to Caritas
With the Ebola outbreak in Africa continuing, Transmar Group has engaged itself in the fight against Ebola. As one of the initiators of a broad cocoa industry response to Ebola, Transmar Group has pledged to make the first contribution to the initiative of $ 100,000 through Caritas Denmark allocated to the Caritas' International Ebola response.


December 30th, 2013
Transmar Partner H.D. Cotterell Builds Factory for Melting of Cocoa Butter and Cocoa Liquor
Within the past several years, the production of semi-finished cocoa products in origin countries has increased significantly resulting in the arrival of more cocoa liquor and butter into Germany.
July 4th, 2013
Transmar Group Sponsors Solar Light Community Project in Tanzania
In districts from which Transmar sources certified cocoa in Tanzania, community premium funds have been allocated for a community program to deliver solar lights to schools. Working with ARTI (, a social enterprise based out of Dar es Salaam, the project was implemented June 17-19, 2013 in the Kyela region of Tanzania.
February 25th, 2013
Transmar Group Invests in Social Projects in Ghana
The Transmar Group, through premiums paid for traceable cocoa beans, has invested in two projects in cocoa growing areas of Ghana. Partnering with Touton, S.A., the Transmar Group has chosen to fund projects with Empower Playgrounds, Inc. and a local engineering company working with well installation.
January 4th, 2013
Holiday Donation
For the 2012 Holiday Season, we sent an electronic Season's Greetings to all our customers, suppliers and other stakeholders with a thanks for the good relationships we have cultivated with one another throughout the year.


June 24th, 2012
UTZ Farmer Training Underway in Sierra Leone
Pursuant to the achievement of UTZ certification, staff at Transmar Sierra Leone, along with accompanying consultants from on-the-ground group JULA, is training registered.
June 24th, 2012
Transmar Funds Solar Light Program in Tanzania
Working in collaboration with ARTI, a social enterprise in Tanzania dedicated to the application of sustainable technologies for energy production
June 15th, 2012
Transmar Group team attends World Cocoa Foundation Gala Benefit in Washington, D.C. on June 13, 2012
From left to right: Timothy Johnson, Nathaniel Durant, Caitlin Smith, Mary Johnson, Peter G. Johnson.
June 15th, 2012
Transmar Group team attends the 21st World Cocoa Foundation Partnership Conference
Transmar Group employee Roberto Granja, Sustainability Manager of Transmar Ecuador, presents for attendees during the 21st World Cocoa Foundation Partnership Conference in Washington, D.C.
March 30th, 2012
Transmar Presents Liberian Farmer Associations with Quality Awards
Working in conjunction with ACDI/VOCA, Transmar was pleased to provide three Farmer's Associations with awards for the achievement of high quality levels of cocoa. Of the 20 Farmer's Associations established in Liberia and working.