A.P. Moller – Maersk and Barry Callebaut Group, manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, have entered into a long-term partnership to build and operate a new Built-To-Suit cocoa bean warehousing and dispatching facility in Malaysia.
A ground-breaking ceremony of this dedicated facility was held in Pasir Gudang, Malaysia on 18 May, 2023.
Located in the Johor Bahru district, the main industrial zone in the city of Pasir Gudang close to the Johor port, this new multi-storey facility is one of the largest cocoa bean warehouses in Southeast Asia.
It spans across more than 45.451 m² and has a fit-for-purpose design with operational efficiency as a priority. It is also at a 1-kilometre distance from Barry Callebaut’s cocoa processing factory in Pasir Gudang, Malaysia.
According to Maersk, this warehouse supports Barry Callebaut’s strategic growth to continuously provide high quality cocoa and chocolate products and services to their customers in Malaysia and Asia Pacific region. “The new warehouse allows us to have better control over our cocoa bean qualities and this ultimately supports our ambitious growth plans in the region,” Elie Fouché, vice-president Cocoa for Region Asia Pacific at Barry Callebaut.