Already the largest industrial chocolate factory in Singapore, the Barry Callebaut plant will now include a new production line featuring state-of-the-art equipment that has the ability to produce chocolate blocks of different volumes, all at a high-efficiency rate.
The Swiss-headquartered cocoa and chocolate supplier said, as well as adding to the high performance, the fourth line boasts higher quality and safety standards, both of which are crucial aspects of food production.
It also helps Barry Callebaut meet increased demand from Southeast Asian countries, South Korea and beyond.
“We are very encouraged by the steady growth of Singapore's food industry, which would not have been possible without the country's strong reputation in food safety and quality. For us, this expansion in Singapore is also about paving the way for our business to be more efficient overall and bringing more innovations to the markets,” said Ben De Schryver, president of Barry Callebaut Asia Pacific.
The factory, built 23 years ago in Senoko in the northern part of Singapore, has been instrumental in growing the presence of Barry Callebaut in the region and is also its biggest chocolate factory in Asia Pacific for Barry Callebaut.
Since its opening in 1997, the Barry Callebaut Group has made multiple significant investments in the country; including 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.