Barry Callebaut formally opens 55 mln euro chocolate manufacturing unit in Serbia
BELGRADE, Serbia, October 8 (SeeNews) – Switzerland-based cocoa and chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut has opened a € 55 million (US $ 63.5 million) chocolate factory in Novi Sad, northern Serbia.
The factory will have an initial annual production capacity of over 50,000 tons of chocolate and will serve as a regional hub from which Barry Callebaut can address the rapidly growing chocolate markets of Southeast Europe, the company said in a statement on Thursday.
“Novi Sad is the perfect location for us. I am happy about the successful start and I am confident that we will be from Novi Sad […] to become the solution provider of choice for customers in the region, “said Peter Boone, CEO of Barry Callebaut, in the statement
Since the groundbreaking of the factory in early March 2020, construction work has progressed rapidly and was completed in March 2021, said Barry Callebaut.
Barry Callebaut supplies its products to some of the world’s leading confectionery manufacturers such as Nestlé and Mondelez. The company operates around 60 production sites worldwide and employs more than 11,500 people worldwide.
($ = 0.86599 euros)