Kilchberg ZH/Olten SO - The Lindt & Sprüngli Group has started work on the expansion of the production site in Olten in the canton of Solothurn. By 2024, around 74 million Swiss francs will be pumped into upgrading the Lindt Cocoa Center. This facility produces cocoa mass for all Lindt production facilities across Europe.

Lindt & Sprüngli has announced that construction work to expand its production site in Olten in the canton of Solothurn is now underway. This is the first milestone for this major project for which the Group is investing around 74 million Swiss francs up to 2024, further details of which can be found in a press release. Olten is taking center stage in this regard due to the fact that it supplies cocoa mass to all Lindt & Sprüngli production facilities located in Switzerland, Germany, Italy and France. The “extensive enlargement” of the Lindt Cocoa Center planned for 2021 will significantly alter the exterior design of the plant.

Lindt & Sprüngli invest 74 million francs in Olten
Image: Lindt & Sprüngli

“The expansion and modernization of the Lindt Cocoa Center will enable us to increase the capacity of the plant by 50 percent from 2024 and to keep pace with anticipated market demand”, explains Marco Peter, CEO of Lindt & Sprüngli Switzerland, in the press release.

Together with the last expansion in 2018, a total of over 100 million Swiss francs will have been invested in the Olten facility within a very short period
Marco Peter - CEO of Lindt & Sprüngli Switzerland

This fresh investment represents a “firm commitment to Switzerland as a business location”, according to Dieter Weisskopf, CEO of the Lindt & Sprüngli Group. The outlay will transform the Lindt Cocoa Center into an “ultramodern and efficient cocoa mass production facility” that will help to secure the future growth of the Lindt & Sprüngli Group as a whole.mm

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