In the latest of a series of announcements on factory investments, Mondelez International has unveiled a new $30 million manufacturing ‘line of the future’ at its facility in Skarbimierz, Poland.
The new “state-of-the-art” chocolate production line is designed to capitalize on growing demand in Mondelez’s European confectionery business, the company said, forming part of its ongoing journey to create a global best-in-class integrated supply chain by transforming its manufacturing assets and processes to reduce costs and improve productivity.
“We strongly believe in the growth opportunities in Europe’s snacking market”, commented Jürgen Leiße, president Central Europe, Mondelez International. “As Poland’s market leader in biscuits and chocolate, we know that maintaining our competitive advantage requires best-in-class manufacturing technology, such as the ‘Line of the Future’ introduced today”.
According to Mondelez, Skarbimierz’s new ‘Line of the Future’ increases capacity, operates more efficiently and offers greater flexibility through its modular design. The investment will support the growth aspirations of the company’s chocolate and biscuit categories by enabling production of snacking product formats for brands such as Milka, Oreo, Cadbury and Terry’s Chocolate Orange, as well as the local Polish brand 3Bit, the company added.