Premium chocolatier Lindt & Sprungli plans a multi-million dollar expansion plan at the company's Lindt USA headquarters and manufacturing center in Stratham, New Hampshire.
Construction will begin with a 108,000-square foot addition, nearly doubling the size of the campus' main building. The new manufacturing building will house additional premium chocolate production lines to meet company growth.
The expansion, which is expected to begin this spring and roll out over the next several years, is the second major expansion for Lindt USA in the last decade. Upon completion of the total expansion efforts, the campus is expected to have more than one million-square feet of space for production, storage and distribution, allowing Lindt to continue to produce premium chocolate products from bean to finished product at an increased capacity.
The facility in Stratham, New Hampshire, is one of eight Lindt & Sprungli manufacturing sites in the world, and the only Lindt facility in North America. The building expansion will also lead to increased storage and distribution capabilities and generate new jobs, the company said.
"Lindt continues to dominate the premium chocolate segment in the U.S. and the expansion of the manufacturing facility will help Lindt stay at the forefront of the industry and accommodate the growing demands from the market and consumers," said Thomas Linemayr, President/CEO of Lindt USA. "Our investment in the company's growth further showcases the brand's ongoing commitment to creating the highest quality chocolate and providing chocolate beyond compare to our consumers."
The U.S. chocolate market is the largest in the world and one that continues to grow rapidly. The expansion of the Stratham facility will allow Lindt to meet the rising consumer demands for premium chocolate on both a national and global level, ultimately producing products for the United States, Canada, Mexico, England, China and Australia, company officials said.