Cargill invests €12 million in its Mouscron site22/10/2018

Cargill's cocoa and chocolate division has announced a new investment of €12 million in its chocolate manufacturing plant at Mouscron.

This investment is linked to the roll-out of a new liquid chocolate production line, and will create ten new jobs. The facility will be operational by the end of the year. Cargill had already invested €35 million in the site in 2013, in order to double capacity. The capital injection this time around is to meet the increased demand for premium Belgian chocolate, and will make it possible to increase production of milk and dark chocolate.

Inge Demeyere, Managing Director chocolate Europe at Cargill: "The machinery will allow us to better meet the demand for chocolate in Belgium, and to offer more high-quality Belgian chocolate to customers in foreign markets who want to benefit from Belgium's worldwide reputation"

Cargill's Mouscron site employs around 150 people and specialises in the production of dark and milk chocolate, in both solid and liquid form, for manufacturers of confectionery, biscuits, pastry and ice cream.The group employs around 1,000 people in Belgium.