Baramati in India welcomes the Barry Callebauts new chocolate and compound manufacturing facility. The company officially opens new chocolate plant and plans to employ more than 100 people in Maharashtra.
- The new chocolate factory and warehouse include an R&D lab and assembly lines capable of manufacturing chocolate and compound in different delivery formats.
- Barry Callebauts new factory is located about 250 km south-east of Mumbai and represents its biggest investment in India to date.
- The new chocolate factory caters to the various needs of its customers international food manufacturers, local confectioneries and semi-industrial bakers and patisseries.
- Once fully operational, the 20,000 square meter facility, features a variety of energy and water-saving solutions in the areas of infrastructure, production equipment and the overall facility energy control system.
In May 2020, Barry Callebaut Group, had announced to acquire GKC Foods (Australia) Pty Ltd, a producer of chocolate, coatings and fillings, serving many consumer chocolate brands in Australia and New Zealand.
Acquisition establishes Barry Callebauts direct presence and manufacturing capacity in Australia to cater for the Australian and New Zealand markets
In May 2020, Barry Callebaut along with Unilever join forces to respond to COVID-19 with the donation and distribution of 10000 pieces of soap to cocoa farming communities in Côte d’Ivoire. Unilever presented the donation to Barry Callebaut, who managed the distribution to Unilever cocoa farmer cooperatives.
In July 2019, The Barry Callebaut Group, announced the groundbreaking for the construction of its new chocolate and compound manufacturing facility in Baramati, India about 250 km south-east of Mumbai.
About Barry Callebaut Group
The Barry Callebaut Group, headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland, is a leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products. The Group serves the entire food industry, from industrial food manufacturers to artisanal and professional users of chocolate, such as chocolatiers, pastry chefs, bakers, hotels, restaurants or caterers. The company runs around 60 production facilities globally and employs a global workforce of more than 11,500 people.