Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, announced today the building of a factory for chocolate and compounds in Eskisehir, Turkey. The new facility will serve as a basis to participate in the further growth potential of the Turkish chocolate market as well as to capture opportunities in the regional market.

Situated in Turkey’s Central Anatolia region, the location in Eskisehir is close to existing and potential confectionery customers of Barry Callebaut. The total investment is about CHF 15 million (EUR 12 million / USD 16 million). The new factory will have an initial capacity of 15,000 tonnes and offer about 50 new jobs. Barry Callebaut’s new site in Turkey is scheduled to open mid-2013.

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