Right from the start 30 years ago, it was clear that the "in
situ" refining of the fresh latex would be a great way
to contribute to the development of a new industry to a young
country named Congo renamed Zaire in the 70's and as per today,
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Bringing state-of-the-art refining technology close to the
people of the Kivu was, and still is today, a unique experience
for those who participate in this project.
It allowed for schooling on specific filtration methods for
many local employees but meant also the development of various
other craftsmanship activities on installation, pumping and
Keeping this remote refining unit functioning is a permanent
challenge for all those involved.
Access by road for imported goods such as raw materials,
fuel, equipment and spare parts is organized from Europe through
Mombasa/Kenya for final transit over Uganda.
Urgent requirements are shipped by air via Entebbe Airport
in a few days time.
ENZYMASE provides technical and logistical assistance
in order to cope with this dependability.
Congolese agronomists and engineers, some of which with European
University degrees, have taken managerial positions and are
in full control of the high quality standards to be achieved.
Local training on specific technologies and on managerial
skills, by expert technicians, makes this project a durable
example of what a perfect North-South relation should be.
Transmission of knowledge is done on a "train the trainer"
basis, perpetuating long term operationability focused on
Indeed, our worldwide "P1" customer base is to be
found among the best food, beverage and pharmaceutical companies.
By this occasion, we take the opportunity to thank all our
customers for the long ongoing relations they share with ENZYMASE
based on the "in situ" refined papain "P1".
We thank them also in the name of many thousands Congolese
planters and employees.