Lindt opens $60m facility in Australia
Lindt & Sprüngli has opened a A$60 million ($41.1m) facility in Australia to capitalise on the chocolate maker’s strong growth in the market.
The purpose built facility at Marsden Park in Sydney covers 66,000 square metres and will employ up to 350 staff. It will house over 25,000 square metres of factory and warehouse space and forms part of the A$2.9 billion investment in the Sydney business park which will host a range of retail and recreational businesses.
Lindt & Sprüngli’s Group CEO Ernst Tanner said the company’s decision to enter the Australian market nearly twenty years ago has proven to be one of the most successful ventures in its history.
“Never did we anticipate the reception that Lindt chocolates would receive in Australia when we first entered the market here,” he said. “I am delighted that the growth of our business in Australia has allowed us to not only expand our operations but to provide people in Sydney’s West with employment opportunities with Lindt.”
The factory has started producing a new range of Lindt Easter eggs for 2017 using chocolate imported from Switzerland, which the company believes will complement its Gold Bunny range.
“The fact that we are spinning a new product specifically for the Australian public is a reflection on the many successes we have had here,” Tanner added.