candyindustry.com 09 Nov, 2016
Swiss cocoa and chocolate producer Barry Callebaut Group has announced plans to expand its California production facility. The company will put $20 million into its American Canyon facility. The first phase of the expansion, completed in March, increased liquid production capacity by 20 percent, along with an increase to tank capacity and an improved moulding infrastructure. The second phase, which is set to wrap in mid-2017, will also increase plant capacity for liquid chocolate and compound production. Last month, the company announced an $18-million investment in its Singapore production facility, which includes installation of a third production line, a moulding line for chocolate chips and drops and a 28,000-sq.-ft. warehouse.