Barry Callebaut announces construction of cocoa facility in Ecuador
Barry Callebaut has laid the foundation for future growth of the cocoa value chain in Ecuador in a ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of a new, state-of-the-art cocoa facility in Durán.
This site will receive, dry, clean and store cocoa beans and prepare for export to Barry Callebaut’s cocoa and chocolate factories in the USA, Canada, Asia and Europe.
The site will also host its Ecuador offices be the home for more than 40 employees.
Steven Retzlaff, President Global Cocoa, said: “With this state-of-the-art infrastructure, we are making a long-term commitment to the country and its cocoa producing sector. Our team is looking forward to moving into the new premises, further developing business relations with existing and new partners and enhancing our sustainability programs with the Ecuadorian cocoa farmers.”