Barry Callebaut announces groundbreaking of new chocolate factory in Baramati, India
Expansion of operations in India
New greenfield factory expected to be operational by mid-2020
Biggest investment by Barry Callebaut in India
Annual production capacity of more than 30,000 tons of chocolate and compound
Continued expansion across Asia Pacific
As a global leader in the chocolate industry, we are excited about India’s great growth potential. The new factory will be one of our biggest locations in Asia and it will enable us to meet customers’ growing demands for high-quality chocolate in India. We are proud to deepen our presence here and to continue to invest in a country that has been so welcoming to us for more than a decade. Our expansion will support our business volume growth and ambition to become the leading industrial chocolate manufacturer in India.
Ben De Schryver, President of Barry Callebaut in Asia Pacific
India is an exciting market where innovation in chocolate is well received by consumers. As an innovation leader, we are proud to bring our innovative capabilities into a market where domestic chocolate production is increasing. We have experienced double-digit growth in India over the last three years. Our confidence in the future development of the chocolate market in India, together with the desire to better serve our customers in India, has prompted the expansion of our footprint and services.
Dhruva Jyoti Sanyal, Managing Director for Barry Callebaut India