August 11, 2008
Barry Callebaut opens U.S innovation centerThe world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, Barry Callebaut, has announced plans to open its first innovation center in the United States. The facility, located in Pennsauken, N.J., will consist of a laboratory for R&D work as well as a special pilot plant to mimic actual production processes in the factory. The focus of the innovation center will be to research and develop new chocolate products and applications for customers located in the U.S.
“The new Barry Callebaut innovation center is a further testament to our commitment to serving the North American market, and will enable us to offer customized products and services at competitive prices, thereby creating sustained value for our customer,” said Rich Benson, director of research and development for Barry Callebaut North America.
Additionally, some of the R&D work being done in European facilities will be transferred to the new center in Pennsauken.