Business and Operations
Barry Callebaut opens chocolate factory in Novi Sad, Serbia
October 13, 2021 By Bakers Journal
Novi Sad, Serbia – Chocolate and cocoa manufacturer the Barry Callebaut Group officially inaugurated its new chocolate factory in Novi Sad, Serbia, which will serve as a regional hub from which Barry Callebaut can address the rapidly growing chocolate markets of Southeastern Europe.
Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić was present at the inauguration, on the invitation of Peter Boone, CEO of the Barry Callebaut Group. The visit, including an inauguration ceremony and a factory tour, was conducted in compliance with the strict COVID-19 measures that Barry Callebaut applies to maintain a high level of safety for its people.
The factory, which represents a total investment of EUR 55 million, has an initial annual production capacity of over 50,000 tonnes of chocolate. It allows Barry Callebaut to supply customers with a wide range of chocolate, compound and filling products. The factory will serve as a regional hub from which Barry Callebaut can address growing chocolate markets of Southeastern Europe and beyond.
Since the groundbreaking ceremony early March 2020, construction work progressed rapidly and was completed in March 2021.
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