Blommer Chocolate, a cocoa processor and ingredient chocolate supplier in North America, has purchased a manufacturing plant in China’s Jinshan district near Shanghai. The acquisition of the Jinshan facility is part of Blommer’s estimated $40 million investment in a fully-integrated bean processing and chocolate manufacturing facility, which will support the growing demand both in China and the Asian region.
“Expanding our operations to China represents a new chapter in the growth of our company,” said Rick Blommer, president of global expansion for Blommer. “We assembled a talented sales and applications support team in our Pudong office near Shanghai over the past year to develop our market presence and, with this acquisition, we are now well positioned to expand our offerings to the growing Chinese market.”
The plant will provide critical ingredient supply chain solutions for Blommer’s existing multinational branded customers and the expanding number of local Chinese companies entering the market.
Press release (pdf)