Barry Callebaut unveils location for its multi-million new Canadian chocolate processing site
Barry Callebaut has confirmed the location for its major new $104 million Canadian chocolate factory, which will be created at Bowery Road, Brantford, Ontario, reports Neill Barston.
The move is set to create a total of over 200 jobs within the global confectionery and cocoa group explained that its latest site, based within the Northwest Industrial Park is set to include both office space for corporate operations and its processing facilities.
Significantly, the plant will be focused on sugar-free, high protein, and other specialty chocolate products, and stands as the first new factory for the business in North America since 2008
As previously reported, the site is expected to be operational by 2024, and is planned to have an initial production capacity of more than 50,000 tonnes serving local markets.
Its development comes as research from IRI noted that the US market for specialty chocolate grew 5.9% in 2021 to $14.7 billion, with the company anticipating its latest site will deliver over 200 jobs at its advanced facilities.
The new factory in Ontario comes in addition to the 15 chocolate and cocoa processing factories Barry Callebaut currently has across the Americas Region. Two of these 15 factories are located in Canada: one in Chatham, Ontario, and one in St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, its largest facility in Region Americas.