That’s more chocolate for all as this factory in Singapore keeps the industry growing, bringing good news to our customers in the region.
The largest industrial chocolate factory in Singapore has just gotten bigger. A 4th line was added to the arsenal of the plant, making a significant contribution to the total volume capacity of the factory.
"The continued expansion of this factory reaffirms Barry Callebaut’s commitment in Singapore for the long-term. We look forward to continuing working with the government, local institutions, and our customers and partners to realize our role as the leading chocolate manufacturer in this country."
"We are very encouraged by the steady growth of Singapore's food industry which would not have been possible without the country's strong reputation in food safety and quality. For us, this expansion in Singapore is also about paving the way for our business to be more efficient overall and bringing more innovations to the markets."
Ben De Schryver, President of Barry Callebaut Asia Pacific
Increasing capacity to meet new needs
As the plant unveils the new production line, it shows off new state of the art equipment that has the ability to produce chocolate blocks of different volumes, all at a high-efficiency rate.
Adding to its high performance, the fourth line also boasts higher quality and safety standards, both of which are crucial aspects of food production.
In addition to the first three chocolate lines in Singapore, the fourth production line helps Barry Callebaut meet increased demand from Southeast Asian countries, South Korea and beyond.
Barry Callebaut is proud to produce high-quality chocolate products that customers in the Region have come to trust, ranging from gourmet, artisanal, products to food manufacturers’ treats.
Together, these developments allow the factory to meet the growing demands of customers, new and old.
A focused eye on investments since 1997
Since this factory was built 23 years ago in Senoko, located in the northern part of Singapore, it has been instrumental in growing the presence of Barry Callebaut in the region. Not only is this plant the #1 industrial chocolate factory in Singapore with the highest volume, it is also the biggest chocolate factory in Asia Pacific for Barry Callebaut.
After the opening of this chocolate factory in 1997, the Barry Callebaut Group has made multiple significant investments in the country. This includes the acquisition of Singapore-listed Delfi Cocoa in 2013, and making major investments in another new line and a warehouse in Fiscal Year 2015/16. The regional headquarters of Barry Callebaut and a CHOCOLATE ACADEMY™ Center are also located in Singapore.
This milestone of the new fourth line comes hand in hand with other investments within the Asia Pacific Region. Recently, Barry Callebaut announced its decision to acquire GKC Foods in Australia and the groundbreaking of a new chocolate factory in India.
The company is the largest producer of chocolate and cocoa products in Asia Pacific and today runs 10 chocolate and cocoa factories across Asia, namely in China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, and Singapore. Barry Callebaut supplies many thousand tonnes of chocolate every year in this region to global and local food manufacturers, artisanal and professional users of chocolate, such as chocolatiers, pastry chefs, bakers, hotels, restaurants, and caterers.
Proud to be a part of Singapore’s economic landscape
Today, the fourth line is a source of pride. The fourth line’s successful installation was also made possible thanks to the continued collaboration between the local team and Singapore’s Economic Development Board (EDB), the local government agency that is responsible for spearheading the country’s industrialization program.
"We have a wonderful history of chocolate making in Singapore because of the strong support from the Singapore government, in particular the EDB. Their recent guidance to my team helped greatly in completing this expansion project, achieving success during the COVID-19 pandemic."
Harley Peres, Site Manager for the Senoko factory
The new production line is another milestone in Barry Callebaut’s growth story in Asia Pacific, laid by the largest producing and longest-serving industrial chocolate factory in Singapore.