Delta, BC — ChocXO Chocolatier has completed expansion of the production space within its existing facility, while simultaneously adding to its warehouse space. The investments increase capacity by 40 percent, including the addition of a bar wrapping and automated caddy packaging line.
“As we continue to increase our brands footprint across North America, more production and storage space means increased opportunity for ChocXO. We are now well positioned for future growth of our company and our brand,” says Richard Foley, CEO and founder. “We will utilize this space to increase product innovation, maximize throughput and efficiency on our current production lines, and with added capacity will be able to double our sales.”
The company’s production space was expanded by 10,000 square feet to 28,000 square feet with additional processing and packaging space. This expansion took 10 months, the company reports, and resulted in a third production line, in addition to further upgrades and automation of the first two lines.
The new plant can produce up to 50 boxes of boxed chocolates per minute, with auto display-box erection and insert packing, also has bar making and retail bagging capacity with three integrated molding lines.