Thursday, 02 July 2020

Barry Callebaut increases production capacity in Singapore

15 June 2020 | News

This milestone of the new fourth line comes hand in hand with other investments within the Asia Pacific Region

The largest industrial chocolate factory in Singapore, Barry Callebaut has added a 4th chocolate line that will boost the volume of chocolate for the Asia Pacific market. That’s more chocolate for all as this factory in Singapore keeps the industry growing, bringing good news to our customers in the region.

Since this factory was built 23 years ago in Senoko, located in the northern part of Singapore, it has been instrumental in growing the presence of Barry Callebaut in the region. Not only is this plant the #1 industrial chocolate factory in Singapore with the highest volume, it is also the biggest chocolate factory in Asia Pacific for Barry Callebaut.

After the opening of this chocolate factory in 1997, the Barry Callebaut Group has made multiple significant investments in the country. This includes the acquisition of Singapore-listed Delfi Cocoa in 2013, and making major investments in another new line and a warehouse in Fiscal Year 2015/16. The regional headquarters of Barry Callebaut and a CHOCOLATE ACADEMY™ Center are also located in Singapore. 

This milestone of the new fourth line comes hand in hand with other investments within the Asia Pacific Region. Recently, Barry Callebaut announced its decision to acquire GKC Foods in Australia and the groundbreaking of a new chocolate factory in India. 

As the plant unveils the new production line, it shows off new state of the art equipment that has the ability to produce chocolate blocks of different volumes, all at a high-efficiency rate. Adding to its high performance, the fourth line also boasts higher quality and safety standards, both of which are crucial aspects of food production. 

Ben De Schryver, President of Barry Callebaut Asia Pacific said ," The continued expansion of this factory reaffirms Barry Callebaut’s commitment in Singapore for the long-term. We look forward to continuing working with the government, local institutions, and our customers and partners to realize our role as the leading chocolate manufacturer in this country."

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