Cargill invests in liquid chocolate production line
Cargill has invested €12 million in a new liquid chocolate production line in its Mouscron production facility in Belgium.
The investment is set to increase the company’s capacity to produce milk and dark chocolate, and create up to 10 new local jobs.
Cargill are set to open the production line in the last quarter of this year.
The investment is a response to growing customer demand for high quality chocolates tailor-made to individual customer specifications.
Inge Demeyere, managing director for Cargill’s chocolates and compound activities in Europe, said: “Indulgence is a key driver of the demand for premium chocolate. With the new production line, we will be able to better meet Belgium’s chocolate needs – and offer more quality Belgian chocolate to customers in other global markets who want to benefit from the country’s world-class reputation. At Cargill, we are fully committed to our long-term growth in the Belgian chocolate market.”