Belgian-Swiss cocoa processor and chocolate manufacturer, Barry Callebaut, announced plans to build a new specialty factory in Ontario, Canada.
According to the firm’s press release, the new factory will be designed for the purpose of making sugar-free chocolate, high protein, and other various specialty products to meet new demands and an estimated initial production capacity of 50,000 metric tonnes of chocolate products.
The president of the Americas region of Barry Callebaut, Steve Woolley said: “Consumers are searching for healthier and tasty solutions for the foods they love. ‘Free from’ foods like sugar-free or dairy-free are healthier options that also satisfy the indulgence they are craving. Through the addition of a sugar-free facility, Barry Callebaut is positioning itself to be the leader in ‘Better for You’ offerings for our customers, which include a wide range of low- and sugar-free solutions”.
The total investment, meant to be paid in a 10 year period, is estimated to be around $104 million and the facility is expected to be operational by 2024.
Source: Barry Callebaut