Bean-to-bar chocolate company ChocXO is set to boost its production capacity with the completion of an upgrade to its facility in British Columbia.
The coveted chocolate brand expanded production space within its existing facility, while simultaneously adding additional warehouse space, to increase its automation and capacity by 40%. ChocXO also added a bar wrapping and automated caddy packaging line, which enables the company to offer more snacking SKUs.
Before the expansion, ChocXO's warehouse stood at 55,000 square feet with 18,000 processing and packing; with the expansion, the warehouse now stands at 73,000 square feet with 28,000 processing and packing. This expansion was a 10-month long process that was recently completed with the commissioning and startup of a third production line, in addition to further upgrades and automation of the first two lines.
The new plant features a unique capability to produce up to 50 boxes of boxed chocolates per minutes after the build-out of additional processing and packaging space.
"As we continue to increase our brands footprint across North America, more production and storage space means increased opportunity for ChocXO. We are now well positioned for future growth of our company and our brand," said Richard Foley, CEO (Chocolate Experience Officer) and Founder of ChocXO. "We will utilise this space to increase product innovation, maximise throughput and efficiency on our current production lines, and with added capacity will be able to double our sales."