The Barry Callebaut Group, the world’s leading producer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, has started manufacturing at its second chocolate manufacturing plant in Rancaekek, a sub-district of Bandung/Indonesia. The brand-new factory follows Barry Callebaut’s “plant in plant” concept, where the Group integrates new production facilities at the premises of its customer’s factories, in this case Garudafood’s Rancaekek biscuit factory. The “plant-in-plant” constitutes an investment of CHF 2.8 m.
Barry Callebaut’s newest factory in Asia is the result of the signing in November 2018 of an additional long-term supply agreement for chocolate and compound to Garudafood, one of the largest food and beverage companies in Indonesia. Barry Callebaut and Garudafood have been collaborating on innovation activities and plan to develop new products that will cater to the growing Indonesian chocolate market. According to Euromonitor, the annual chocolate consumption per capita in Indonesia is just around 300 g, while the demand for chocolate has been on the rise – as sales volume of chocolate confectionery grew +3.4 % in 2018.