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Barry Callebaut opens first chocolate factory in Indonesia

Swiss chocolate producer Barry Callebaut has expanded its operations in Indonesia with the grand opening of its first chocolate factory in the country.

Through a long-term outsourcing agreement with GarudaFood Group, one of the largest food and beverage companies in Indonesia, Barry Callebaut built its three-story 43,000-sq.-ft. factory on the premises of GarudaFood’s biscuit plant in Gresik. Barry Callebaut will also supply GarudaFood with 10,000 tons of chocolate per year.

GarudaFood CEO Hardianto Atmadja said the partnership will give GarudaFood the opportunity to put emphasis on biscuit production, including its Gery brand: “The chocolate production lines at the Barry Callebaut factory allow us to focus our manufacturing facilities in Indonesia on biscuits and strengthen the factory as a key competence center for our biscuits products in Indonesia,” he says. “This move will help us to further develop our successful biscuit brands.”

Source: BBM Magazine