Barry Callebaut opens Chilean factory to source Arcor

Chilean plant to meet demand from Arcor and Latin American confectioners

Barry Callebaut has opened its first plant in Chile to source Latin American confectioners Arcor and other industry players.

The facility, which will produce 20,000 MT of liquid chocolate and compound products, went on stream in Santiago de Chile this week.

Arcor supply deal

In 2012 Barry Callebaut penned a long-term outsourcing agreement to supply compound and chocolate products to Industria de Alimentos dos en Uno (Arcor-Dos en Uno); a Chilean business in the Arcor Group that manufactures sugar confectionery, cookies and chocolate.

Arcor-Dos en Uno manufactures products for the domestic Chilean market and also exports to the Ecuador, Colombia Peru, Paraguay and Uruguay.

Barry Callebaut’s $14m factory in Chile will also supply other confectionery companies located in Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Peru.

Latin American foothold

“The opening of this state-of-the-art chocolate factory allows us to even better serve our current and future customers in Latin America,” said Gerardo Elizondo, general manager of Barry Callebaut in Chile.

“We’re excited to expand our manufacturing footprint and to gain a strong foothold in a region which offers a lot of growth potential for us and for our customers.”

The Chilean plant is Barry Callebaut’s seventh factory in Latin America. The company operates two cocoa factories and a chocolate factory in Brazil, as well as a cocoa factory and two chocolate factories in Mexico.

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