Indonesia based fnb company, Garudafood and manufacturer of chocolate and cocoa products, Barry Callebaut Group has announced the signing of an additional agreement for the long-term supply of another 7,000 tonnes of compound chocolate per year to Garudafood’s biscuit factory in Rancaekek, Indonesia.
Barry Callebaut will start getting the deliveries of the additional volumes in mid-2019.
The concept of “plant-in-plant” will be implemented in the Garudafood’s Rancaekek biscuit factory with an investment of CHF 2.8 million (IDR 40 billion).
The collaboration between the two companies will continue to be fuelled by joint innovation activities; further strengthening the position of Garudafood as a market leader in Indonesia.
Hardianto Atmadja, CEO of Garudafood said, “This collaboration is also part of our ‘open innovation’ strategy and in support of Industry 4.0, so that our products made are of world-class quality. We further intensify the collaboration with Barry Callebaut which will support the performance of Garudafood in producing innovative products to provide added value for Indonesian and foreign consumers.”
Ben De Schryver, President of Barry Callebaut Asia Pacific, said, “It is truly an honor for us to further strengthen our relationship with Garudafood, a true leader in its field. This business expansion will also solidify our footprint in Indonesia, the world’s fourth most populous country with more than 260 million people and one of the most vibrant economies in Asia Pacific.”
Barry Callebaut opened its first chocolate factory in Singapore in July 199. Across Asia, the company now operates five chocolate factories (China, India, Indonesia, Japan, and Singapore), three cocoa factories (two in Indonesia and one in Malaysia) and one combined chocolate and cocoa factory (in Malaysia).
The company is also committed to expanding its sustainability activities for cocoa farmers in Indonesia through its Forever Chocolate Program.