Barry Callebaut invest BRL 28M in Brazilian chocolate factory expansion
Barry Callebaut, the world’s largest chocolate manufacturer, has announced plans to expand its Brazilian factory. The Mina Gerais factory will have its chocolate liquid, moulding, and warehousing facilities expanded to accommodate an increasing customer demand in the region.
The company is investing £7.34 million (BRL28m) in total on the project. The new equipment and the warehouse are expected to be finalised by April next year.
Paul Halliwell, General Manager of the Chocolate Division of Barry Callebaut Brazil, said: “The increase of our production capacity is being undertaken to meet the growth in both our Food Manufacturing business and our local Gourmet brand SICAOTM whilst our warehouse expansion will be used as well to support the growing needs of our imported brands Callebaut and Cacoa Barry.”
The Extrema plant in Minas Gerais was the company’s first factory in South America when it was established in 2010.
Barry Callebaut was created in 1996 through the merging of the Belgian chocolate producer Callebaut and the French company Cacao Barry. It is currently based in Zurich, Switzerland, and operates in 30 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit: http://www.barry-callebaut.com/news