Barry Callebaut Group – manufacturer of cocoa and chocolate products – is building a new (GDC) in Lokeren, Belgium.
The new GDC, comprising of a low bay and a fully automated high bay, will serve as a logistics hub for the global distribution of chocolate produced by Barry Callebaut: This includes the vast majority of products in the gourmet and specialties and decorations segment, as well as solid chocolate for food manufacturers customers. The new GDC allows Barry Callebaut to consolidate its activities currently located across several locations in the region of Aalst, Belgium. This will optimize and increase the efficiency of Barry Callebaut’s product distribution.
The warehouse site will be realized by Warehouses De Pauw (WDP). Barry Callebaut will rent the GDC based on a long term rental contract. The handover of the site is expected for the third quarter of 2021. In addition to the 85 people currently employed, Barry Callebaut expects to have additional vacancies based on the projected growth for the GDC activities.