From the Pakka website:
It all started in India. The cashews there tasted so good that the idea of a cashew trading business arose. Today, the idea transformed into a limited company based in Zürich. On June 3, 2006, the company was founded by Ueli Baruffol and Balz Strasser. The start was very private – Pakka was a true family business at the beginning: The living room table was used as the processing unit and the first bags with the precious kernels were wrapped and delivered supported by both founder families. In 2008 Ueli, Balz and Andreas Tschannen founded the Pakka Trade AG to be able to develop own projects in and out of the countries of origin.
Meanwhile many other nuts have joined the cashew kernels, temporarily also cacao and spices. However, in 2014 the strategic focus was completely set on fairly traded and organic certified nut products and nut value chains. Through its experiences, Pakka has become a professional supplier of services related with organic and fairly traded nuts. The company structure became evident with the continuous growth. Nowadays the three divisions Pakka Products, Pakka Trade and Pakka Services cover the entire value chain of a product: Starting with pre-financing the small farmer cooperatives in the countries of origin, trading of raw and semi-finished products to selling private labeled products as well as our own innovative brand Pakka.