According to the Australian chocolate company, it will the first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. The project 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 also 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.
Haigh’s Chocolates 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. 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 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.