The Sud-Comoé region was not included in the major development programmes for the rubber sector in the 1980s and early 1990s. Despite this, the region’s planters succeeded in planting rubber over a considerable area of land.

On the initiative of the President of the General Council of the Aboisso region and senior figures in the Sud-Comoé region, Socfin was asked to investigate the possibility of establishing a rubber processing factory in the region. As a result, in 2007, with the support of the SoGB, Socfin surveyed existing rubber plantations within a radius of 40 km around the future factory site. The rubber plantations were found to cover some 23 000 hectares, including 8 000 hectares already in production.

The SCC (La Société Sud Comoé Caoutchouc) was established in 2008 and now has the sixth largest output in the country’s rubber manufacturing sector, which has a total of twelve such factories.

The sector is a dynamic one which creates large numbers of jobs: the SCC has 6 500 partner planters! A number of these are organised into 170 groups supervised by the SCC, which have their own management body.

The purchase price of the rubber supplied by the smallholders – in the form of cup lumps – is set by the sector’s inter-professional association, APROMAC, using a price adjustment mechanism that reflects the price of rubber on the world market.

Today, in view of growth in demand in recent years, the SCC is investing in order to boost its production line. In 2014, it increased its manufacturing capacity by 50 % to an annual export volume of 25 000 tons.

In terms of quality, SCC has implemented a Procedural Manual which is evolving into a Quality Management System (QMS), and whi…

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La Société Sud Comoé Caoutchouc has established a genuine partnership with the region’s planters. It has formed groups organis…

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SCC pays the medical expenses of its workers and their families by providing them with medical insurance. This coverage will s…

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