Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, has announced that is has completed several expansion investments in three of its North American facilities located in St. Hyacinthe, Quebec; Chatham, Ontario; and St. Albans, Vermont.

These investments, at a cost of nearly $30 million, will enhance the company’s capabilities and capacity for specialty products and will help better serve current and future customers.

At the St. Hyacinth facility, an additional liquid chocolate line has been added as well as enhanced capabilities for the production of dairy-free chocolates. At the Chatham facility, additional liquid storage capacity will expand the variety of products available to customers. Finally, at the St. Albans facility, the company has expanded the building footprint and enhanced its capabilities for making colored and flavored compounds.

“We continue to invest in our product portfolio and manufacturing capabilities. The completion of these investments demonstrates our commitment to a high level of service and product availability for our expanding customer base”, says Peter Boone, CEO & President of Barry Callebaut’s Americas Region.