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Patchi doubles its Sibline production
Expansion to meet export needs
Patchi Industrial, a local manufacturer of chocolates and confectionery, expanded its facility in Sibline, Chouf. The new building will be part of its factory and its official opening will be in late March.
Bilal Bassrawi, Deputy General Manager of Patchi Industrial, said: “Our local and international markets are growing consistently, and we need to increase production to fulfill these needs.”
The cost of investment in the building reached $15 million. The factory is equipped with high-tech machines, and is ISO 22000-certified.
The total built-up area of the new extension reaches 11,100 square meters. It includes three basement floors for warehouses and three upper floors for production. The factory will create more than 100 jobs in the production department.
The production capacity will be doubled to five tons, daily. According to Bassrawi, around 80 percent of the production will be exported. Patchi exports to 23 countries on all continents excluding Australia. Exports will exclude Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Egypt as these countries have their own factories that work under Patchi’s control.
Patchi’s factory in Sibline includes four sections, one for producing chocolates and confectionery and the others for producing silverware, artificial flowers and handmade decorations, as well as a printing house specialized in paper bags, chocolate boxes and cardboard materials, in addition to promotional and labeling materials.
Reported by Rania Ghanem
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Feb 20, 2015
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