Barry Callebaut opens chocolate factory in India

The new Barry Callebaut factory in India

The Barry Callebaut Group has announced the official opening of its new chocolate and compound manufacturing facility, located in Baramati, India.

The new factory is located about 250km south-east of Mumbai and represents its biggest investment in India to date. The new chocolate factory and warehouse include an R&D lab and 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.

Antoine de Saint-Affrique, chief executive of the Barry Callebaut Group said: “The new factory in Baramati celebrates India’s rich chocolate heritage and marks a new milestone in Barry Callebaut’s history of direct investment in India. It underlines our commitment to the world’s second most populous country, a confectionery market with great potential. In line with our ‘smart growth’ strategy, the new factory expands our local production footprint in the region.”