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Barry Callebaut Breaks Ground on New Chocolate Factory

The new manufacturing facility, the company’s third in India, is tied to the country’s rapidly developing demand for high-quality chocolate.

Barry Callebaut Chocolate Manufacturing Facility, India, 2 Artist S Impression

The Barry Callebaut Group has broken ground on its third manufacturing facility in India, which will be located in the city of Neemrana. Upon completion of the new chocolate factory, India will become Barry Callebaut’s largest chocolate producing market in the Asia Pacific region.

Scheduled to be operational in 2024, the new greenfield facility will cover a total of more than 215,000 sq ft. It will include state-of-the-art assembly lines capable of manufacturing chocolate and compound in different delivery formats, catering to the various needs of its customers, including international food manufacturers, local confectioneries, and semi-industrial bakers and patisseries.

The facility will also house a warehouse and research & development laboratory. With the new facility, Barry Callebaut’s total investment in India over the last five years is projected to be over $52 million.

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“As a global leader in the chocolate industry, India is a key market for Barry Callebaut in Region Asia Pacific. Our ambition in India is to become the market leader for high-quality chocolate and cocoa products,” says Jo Thys, president of Barry Callebaut in Asia Pacific. “The creation of our third factory in India clearly displays Barry Callebaut’s confidence in this growth market and enables us to get even closer to our customers.”

India is one of the world’s fastest-growing chocolate confectionery industry markets. According to Nielsen, the sales volume of chocolate confectionery in India grew by 26% last year.

Since opening of its first Chocolate Academy Center in Mumbai in 2007, Barry Callebaut has continuously invested in the Indian chocolate and cocoa market. Currently, the company operates two factories in Baramati, producing high-quality chocolate and compound.

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