Chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut announced that a fourth production line was installed at its industrial chocolate plant in Singapore, expanding its capability to serve customers across southeast Asia.
Ben De Schryver, President of Barry Callebaut Asia Pacific, stated that the company is encouraged by the steady growth of Singapore’s food industry, which would not have been possible without the country’s strong reputation in food safety and quality.
The company unveiled the new production line and demonstrated new equipment that can produce chocolate blocks of different volumes at a high-efficiency rate. The fourth line also has higher quality and safety standards than previously, which are vital aspects of food production.
In addition to the first three chocolate lines in Singapore, the fourth production line will help Barry Callebaut meet increased demand from Southeast Asian countries, South Korea, and beyond. These developments will allow the company to meet the growing requirements of new and old customers.
The plant was originally built in 1997 in Senoko, Singapore, and since then, the Barry Callebaut Group has made multiple investments, including the acquisition of Singapore-listed Delfi Cocoa in 2013, and making further investments in another new line and a warehouse in Fiscal Year 2015/16.