Third factory for Barry Callebaut in India is expected to be operational in 2024
The Barry Callebaut Group, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, has announced the groundbreaking of its third manufacturing facility in India. The new chocolate and compound factory will be located in the Ghiloth industrial area, in the city of Neemrana, about 120 km southwest of Delhi.
Upon completion of the new chocolate factory, India will become Barry Callebaut’s largest chocolate producing market in Region Asia Pacific. With this announcement, Barry Callebaut’s total investment in India over the last 5 years is projected to exceed CHF 50 million.
Since the opening of the first Chocolate Academy Centre in Mumbai in 2007, Barry Callebaut has continuously invested in the Indian chocolate and cocoa market. Today, the company operates two factories in Baramati, producing high-quality chocolate and compound.
The new greenfield facility in Neemrana will cover a total of 20,000 m2 and is scheduled to be operational in 2024. The new chocolate factory will include state-of-the-art assembly lines capable of manufacturing chocolate and compound in different delivery formats, catering to the various needs of its customers – international food manufacturers, local confectioneries and semi-industrial bakers and patisseries. The new facility will also house a warehouse and a research & development laboratory.
In recent months, Barry Callebaut has also unveiled several innovative chocolate products to its customers in India, including its first dairy-free, plant-based chocolate and WholeFruit chocolate, which is made from 100% cacao fruit.
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