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Baronie to end production at Duc d’O plant in Kruibeke

10 Mar 2016

Baronie, the Belgian chocolate maker, is to end production at its Duc d’O factory in Kruibeke, moving output to sites in Bruges and Veurne.

A spokesperson for Baronie told just-food today (10 March) the decision to move the lines was made “purely on economical aspects”.

“The total production volumes concerned are too low to produce in a responsible way,” he said.

The spokesperson did assure the Kruibeke site would remain open, contrary to a number of media reports suggesting the facility would close. The site will continue to be used to house commercial departments. 

“All related production staff are being offered a job in the other two sites,” the spokesperson said, confirming that the move directly impacted 60 jobs.

“This [is part of a social plan] which is currently been drawn up,” the spokesperson added.

The transferred production at Bruges and Veurne is expected to start in September at the latest.