Barry Callebaut adds second cocoa bean processing line in Ghana

by Eric Schroeder
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ZURICH, SWITZERLAND — Barry Callebaut, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of cocoa, chocolate and confectionery products, has added a second cocoa bean processing line to its existing facility in the Free Zone Enclave in Tema, Ghana.

With the expansion, Barry Callebaut has doubled the annual bean processing capacity at the facility to 60,000 tonnes from 30,000. In addition to the capacity expansion, the company has expanded its finished products warehouse and its administrative building. The total investment is more than $10 million, the company said.

"The second bean processing line as well as the investment in Barry Village, a village we have built for our employees a year ago, are evidence of our long-term commitment to this country of origin, which is the No. 2 cocoa producer in the world," said Patrick De Maeseneire, chief executive officer of Barry Callebaut.

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