Maersk and Barry Callebaut begin a long-term cooperation by constructing a cocoa bean warehouse in Malaysia.

May 24, 2023

Maersk and Barry Callebaut begin a long-term cooperation by constructing a cocoa bean warehouse in Malaysia.


A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk) and Barry Callebaut Group, the world main producer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa merchandise, have entered right into a long-term partnership to construct and function a brand new Constructed-To-Swimsuit cocoa bean warehousing and dispatching facility in Malaysia. A ground-breaking ceremony of this devoted facility was held in Pasir Gudang, Malaysia on Might 18, 2023.

This warehouse helps Barry Callebaut’s strategic progress to constantly present prime quality cocoa and chocolate services and products to their prospects in Malaysia and Asia Pacific area. It’s also a testomony of Maersk’s ambition to develop present ocean and landside logistics providers into an built-in end-to-end logistics resolution for its buyer.

Positioned within the Johor Bahru district, the principle industrial zone within the metropolis of Pasir Gudang near the Johor port, this new multi-storey facility is without doubt one of the largest cocoa bean warehouses in Southeast Asia. It spans throughout greater than half one million sq. ft and has a fit-for-purpose design with operational effectivity as a precedence. It’s also at a 1-kilometre distance from Barry Callebaut’s cocoa processing manufacturing facility in Pasir Gudang, Malaysia.

Barry Callebaut has operated in Asia Pacific since 1997 and we proceed to take a position on this area. We’re excited to evolve our long-term partnership with Maersk to reinforce the resilience of our provide chain. The brand new warehouse permits us to have higher management over our cocoa bean qualities and this finally helps our formidable progress plans within the area.

Elie Fouché,
Vice-President Cocoa for Area Asia Pacific at Barry Callebaut
Since January 2022, Maersk has related Barry Callebaut’s provide chain from cocoa rising origins in Africa to the factories in Asia Pacific by way of ocean and landside logistics providers.

We’re happy that Barry Callebaut has chosen us as their long-term logistics associate, and the improved warehousing and dispatching facility is crucial to assist them quickly reply to the altering market circumstances. As Maersk is turning into a world integrator of container logistics, our power of built-in service choices will proceed to assist Barry Callebaut obtain better effectivity inside their provide chain.

Elaine Low,
Space Managing Director, Maersk Southeast Asia

The Constructed-To-Swimsuit warehousing and dispatching facility is anticipated to be accomplished by the tip of second quarter in 2024. Will probably be geared up with cutting-edge know-how and sustainable options like photo voltaic panel roofs, LED lights and pure air flow, which enhance the environmental footprint.

About Maersk

A.P. Moller – Maersk is an built-in logistics firm working to attach and simplify its prospects’ provide chains. As a world logistics chief, the corporate operates in additional than 130 international locations and employs over 100,000 individuals world-wide. Maersk is aiming to succeed in internet zero emissions by 2040 throughout your entire enterprise with new applied sciences, new vessels, and inexperienced fuels.

About Barry Callebaut Group

With annual gross sales of about CHF 8.1 billion in fiscal yr 2021/22, the Zurich- based mostly Barry Callebaut Group is the world’s main producer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa merchandise – from sourcing and processing cocoa beans to producing the best sweets, together with chocolate fillings, decorations and compounds. The Group runs greater than 65 manufacturing amenities worldwide and employs a various and devoted international workforce of greater than 13,000 individuals.

The Barry Callebaut Group serves your entire meals trade, from industrial meals producers to artisanal {and professional} customers of chocolate, comparable to chocolatiers, pastry cooks, bakers, inns, eating places or caterers. The worldwide manufacturers catering to the precise wants of those Connoisseur prospects are Callebaut® and Cacao Barry®, Carma® and the decorations specialist Mona Lisa®.

The Barry Callebaut Group is dedicated to make sustainable chocolate the norm to assist guarantee future provides of cocoa and enhance farmer livelihoods. It helps the Cocoa Horizons Basis in its objective to form a sustainable cocoa and chocolate future.


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