The Central Arecanut and Cocoa Marketing and Processing Co-operative Limited or CAMPCO was found on 11 July 1973 at Mangalore. The organisation working on principles of co-operative was found to mitigate the sufferings of arecanut and cocoa growers in Indian states of Karnataka and Kerala. CAMPCO has now extended its services to other states of India like Gujarat,Maharashtra,Utter Pradesh,Madhya Pradesh,New Delhi,Bihar,Tamilnadu,Odisha,Assam and Goa also. The CAMPCO has now become multi state co-operative under relevant Indian laws. The organisation is mainly into procurement, marketing, selling and processing of arecanut and cocoa.The company has now entered in Rubber and Black pepper market. The company also provides guidance for farmers for growing arecanut and cocoa.
The company set up a chocolate manufacturing plant in 1986 at Puttur of Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka. The plant produces chocolates and other products of cocoa both under its own brand and also for Nestle. In 2016 total production was 18,000 tonnes per annum, with a planned expansion to increase the output to 23,000 tonnes. A similar expansion had also been planned in 2011.
- Shenoy, Jaideep (November 15, 2011). "CAMPCO set to increase production capacity of its chocolate unit". The Times of India.
- Kamila, Raviprasad (April 11, 2016). "CAMPCO chocolate unit's output to go up by 5,000 tonnes". The Hindu.