Barry Callebaut expands its chocolate factory in Australia

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  • Group completes the expansion of the Campbellfield chocolate factory, Australiaacquired in 2020
  • New factory lines add solid and liquid chocolate and compound offerings, meeting the needs of local industrial food manufacturers

Melbourne, Australia, March 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Barry Callebaut Group, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, today celebrated the official opening of its factory extension in Campbellfield, on the outskirts of Melbourne, Australia.

Barry Callebaut celebrates the official opening of an expanded chocolate factory in Australia following its acquisition in 2020
Barry Callebaut celebrates the official opening of an expanded chocolate factory in Australia following its acquisition in 2020

Expansion of Barry Callebaut's factory in Campbellfield, Victoria, positions the company to become Australia's leading chocolate maker
Expansion of Barry Callebaut’s factory in Campbellfield, Victoria, positions the company to become Australia’s leading chocolate maker

Jo ThysPresident Asia Pacific, said: “This plant expansion underscores Barry Callebaut’s continued commitment to Australia. The facility further strengthens our regional footprint by Asia Pacific, producing safe and high quality products. This decision is part of our ambition to locate production close to our customers.”

The investment expands the existing Campbellfield plant, which was acquired in 2020. The new factory lines significantly increase the Australian factory’s total production capacity and range of offerings. The offer now includes liquid, compound chocolate, buttons, nuggets as well as specialties such as coatings and fillings.

Thanks to its facilities in Campbellfield, VictoriaBarry Callebaut can serve the entire food industry by Australiafrom global and local food manufacturers to artisanal and professional chocolate users.

“Made in Australia“Chocolate is on the rise

Denis Convert, Managing Director Australia at Barry Callebaut, said: “I am proud that our Gourmet chocolates have been introduced to the country for many years now. Today I am even more proud than our high quality chocolates ‘Made in Australia products are available in larger volumes, creating more chocolate happiness for our local consumers. With the expansion of our Campbellfield plant, we are well positioned to become the leader in chocolate manufacturing in Australia.”

The investment in the 11,000 square meter site, equipped with state-of-the-art chocolate refining and conching lines, matches the growing demand for high quality chocolate in Australia. According to Euromonitor, Australia is one of the largest chocolate and confectionery markets in Asia Pacific with a per capita consumption of 5.1 kilograms of chocolate confectionery in 2021, the highest in the Asia Pacific Region[1].

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[1] Euromonitor’s Chocolate Confectionery Market in Australia 2021

About Barry Callebaut Group (www.barry-callebaut.com):

With annual sales of approximately CHF 7.2 billion (€6.6 billion / $7.9 billion) during the 2020/21 financial year, the ZürichBased in Barry Callebaut, the Barry Callebaut Group is the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products – from sourcing and processing cocoa beans to producing the finest chocolates, including fillings, decorations and chocolate compounds. The Group operates more than 60 production sites worldwide and employs a diverse and dedicated global workforce of over 12,500 people.

The Barry Callebaut 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. . Global brands catering to the specific needs of these Gourmet customers are Callebaut® and Cocoa Barry®, Karma® and the decoration specialist mona-lisa®.

The Barry Callebaut Group is committed to making sustainable chocolate the norm by 2025 to help secure the future supply of cocoa and improve farmers’ livelihoods. It supports the Cocoa Horizons Foundation in its aim to shape a sustainable future for cocoa and chocolate.

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