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Barry Callebaut expanding beverage production capacity


November 21, 2011
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November 21, 2011, Zurich – Barry Callebaut recently celebrated the
inauguration of an extension to its dedicated spray-drying production
facility in Kågeröd in southern Sweden.

This 8 million euro investment increases the capacity of Barry
Callebaut's centre of competence for beverages for producing spray dried
products by up to 50 per cent.

With the capacity extension at its specialty production site, Barry
Callebaut will be able to further grow the company's Gourmet &
Specialties Products business, serving professional users with
convenient products offered under a variety of brands.

The newly installed spray tower will commence production in December
2011. The capacity increase will partly be used for fulfilling a
long-term supply agreement Barry Callebaut signed with an international
specialty coffee company at the end of 2010.

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"The inauguration of the new spray tower in Kågerödmarks another
important milestone in growing our Gourmet & Specialties Products
business. In the last decade we have continuously invested in our
Beverages business and built an innovative center of competence in the
south of Sweden," said Juergen Steinemann, CEO of Barry Callebaut.

The Beverages division is a part of the Gourmet & Specialties
Products business of Barry Callebaut. Headquartered in Sweden, it is a
leading player in Europe in the area of cocoa based powder solutions
used in chocolate, cocoa and cappuccino beverages. Through its Beverages
division, Barry Callebaut serves the vending and office coffee industry
as well as hotels, restaurants and caterers.

In Kågeröd, Barry Callebaut operates an integrated, state-of-the art
production site, where most of the beverages products are manufactured.
They are mainly marketed in Europe, but are also delivered to customers
all over the world.