Barry Callebaut Group has opened its third factory in Russia in the Kaliningrad region, at the Baltic Sea. 

The company acquired the factory in September 2020, and it’s set to become operational in August 2021. The factory’s setup will allow Barry Callebaut to produce liquid and solid compound and fillings. 

Initially, the factory will employ about 40 people, creating new skilled jobs in production, engineering and warehousing.

“The opening of our third factory further strengthens our presence in Russia and underlines our commitment to the world's third-largest chocolate confectionery market,” says Rogier van Sligter, co-president EMEA.

Apart from the factory in Kaliningrad, Barry Callebaut’s footprint in Russia includes two factories: one in Chekhov, Moscow region, and another in Kasimov, Ryazan region.

“The three factories, together with the Chocolate Academy Center located in Moscow, enable us to serve our customers better, offer a full product portfolio and satisfy the growing demand in Russia and CIS countries for chocolate innovations,” said Bart De Geyndt, general director, Barry Callebaut Russia & CIS.