Lindt cuts ribbon at new Western Sydney factory

Image: Blacktown Sun

Lindt & Sprungli opened its new purpose-built $60 million site at Sydney Business Park yesterday, covering 66,000 square metres and 25,000 square metres of factory and logistics space.

The Blacktown Sun reports that the ribbon-cutting was attended by premier Mike Baird – who is also the minister for Western Sydney – and Lindt Group CEO Ernst Tanner.

“I am delighted that the growth of our business in Australia has allowed us to not only expand our operations but to provide people in Sydney’s west with employment opportunities with Lindt,” the Sun reports Tanner as saying.

Work on the site began in December 2014. The company announced at the time it would move its office, warehousing and distribution from Sydney, Mascot and Eastern Creek there, reported The Rouse Hill Times.

The Marsden Park site’s factory outlet operation commenced in October last year.

Lindt has been in the Australian market for two decades. It was established in 1845 in Zurich.