Barry Callebaut plans expansion in Singapore
The Switzerland-based company will invest $18 million for the Singapore expansion, which includes the installation of a third production line, a chocolate chips/drops molding line and a warehouse.
The majority of the chocolate produced in the Singapore factory are largely exported to global and local food manufacturers across the region.
Antoine de Saint-Affrique, Group CEO of Barry Callebaut, said, "We have a growing customer base in Asia Pacific and we are committed to serving these customers with an always greater level of efficiency."
Barry Callebaut's manufacturing plant is also the first industrial chocolate factory in Singapore. In July 1997, the company chose Singapore as its headquarters to reach out to the rest of the Asia Pacific region.
Barry Callebaut noted that the new chocolate chips/drops molding line will allow the production of different recipes or product shapes sizes to satisfy a key market requirement.
The facility also now houses 2,600 square meters of warehouse space to facilitate quicker and efficient deliveries of its chocolate products. ■