Barry Callebaut has completed the acquisition of a chocolate production facility in Halle, Belgium from Mondelez International. The deal was first announced in September 2016. This follows the completion of consultations with the works council and closing conditions.
The factory was integrated into Barry Callebaut’s global manufacturing network as of 1 January 2017 and will expand the company’s production capacity for quality Belgian chocolate and fillings.
The transaction also includes a long-term agreement for the supply of an additional 30,000 tonnes of liquid chocolate per year to Mondelez International, which will start in early 2017.