Australian family-owned chocolate manufacturer Haigh’s Chocolates has announced two major projects as demand for its product continues to increase.
Haigh’s Chocolates has revealed it will spend more than $10 million on a new state-of-the-art chocolate processing plant at Mile End. The new upgrade will be the first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.
As the business remains committed to its bean to bar artisan production methods, without disrupting supply, the new Mile End Haigh’s facility will utilise the latest machinery, technology and software.
The fourth-generation business will focus on ensuring it can meet increasing interest and demand across its eastern seaboard stores as well as online.
Since launching in Adelaide in 1915, Haigh’s has expanded to operate stores across South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and online.
Haigh’s Chocolates has since announced it will also unveil its seventh store on Elizabeth Street Melbourne later this year, just in time for Christmas. This will mark the 16th store for Haigh’s Chocolates.
Haigh's Chocolates is committed to the art of premium chocolate making from the raw cocoa bean. It holds international UTZ certification for ethical and sustainable practices.
Annual turnover in the past six years has grown to over $50 million with production increasing to 750 tonne last year.