Cadbury expands Hobart factory

Mondelez International is investing $A4 million in Hobart's Cadbury chocolate factory while pushing ahead with plans to close its Dunedin production line.

The food giant announced today the money would buy new equipment to produce two new lines at the Claremont plant, while the southern New Zealand site is due to close in 2018.

"We have a $25 million annual investment fund for Claremont which is continuing to help us improve the site, our products, and to become globally competitive," Mondelez spokeswoman Amanda Banfield said.

Mrs Banfield said the investment had enabled production of the new Cadbury Dark Milk and Cadbury Dairy Milk Marvellous Creations Spider ranges.

Tasmania will be at the centre of a new marketing campaign for the global chocolate maker, themercury.com.au reports.

The “Proudly Made in Tasmania” campaign was launched in Hobart’s northern suburbs today as Mondelēz unveiled the equipment upgrade.

Mrs Banfield said the investment demonstrated the company’s commitment to Tasmania.

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