Barry Callebaut invests $25 million in US expansion

4 Oct 2017

Barry Callebaut has announced it has completed two expansion projects in the US. factories located in American Canyon, California and Chicago, Illinois with an investment totaling nearly $25 million.

Barry Callebaut invests $25 million in US expansion

Barry Callebaut has announced it has completed two expansion projects in the US. factories located in American Canyon, California and Chicago, Illinois with an investment totaling nearly $25 million, which is within the annual CAPEX budget. Commencement of the American Canyon facility investment was announced in November 2016. In addition, Barry Callebaut has opened a new warehouse in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. This new warehouse consolidates previous distribution operations and is said to integrate many technological advancements.

“These investments in manufacturing and warehousing demonstrate Barry Callebaut’s continued focus on service and product availability to meet our customers’ needs. As our customer base grows, we continue to invest in infrastructure to support that progress,” said Peter Boone, President, Americas Region.

Recent expansion in the American Canyon, CA factory includes an additional moulding line, an additional liquid line, and several other equipment improvements. These investments allow Barry Callebaut to continue its growth among clientele on the West Coast. In its Chicago, IL facility, Barry Callebaut has added a moulding line and related infrastructure. This investment in Chicago provides Barry Callebaut the capacity to enhance service levels for Midwest region customers.

Barry Callebaut has also opened a new warehouse in Bethlehem, PA, completely managed in-house. The Bethlehem warehouse includes over 500,000 square feet of temperature-controlled space and will function as the company’s main distribution hub for its business on the East Coast.