Casablanca, Morocco - 31 March 2015 - Mondelez International has begun to make and sell Oreo in Morocco after investing almost $11 million in a local production capacity to create the company's largest Oreo production line in Africa.
Mondelez Maroc, Mondelez International's local subsidiary, will have the capacity to make as many as 900 million Oreo biscuits per year, or almost 2.5 million Oreo cookies per day in its Casablanca facility after completing installation of the high-tech production line and starting up in March
"We're so excited to be making this delicious, high-quality and iconic biscuit available to all Moroccans, made right here in the Kingdom by Mondelez Maroc," said Antoine Collette, President Biscuits for Mondelez International in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Two years after completing the acquisition of Biscuiterie Industrielle du Moghreb (BIMO), the $11 million investment in the Casablanca plant reinforces Mondelez International's presence and interest in Morocco. Mondelez International is the world's largest maker of biscuits, and the number one maker in Morocco.
Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDLZ) is a global snacking powerhouse, with 2014 revenue of $34 billion. Mondelez International is a world leader in biscuits, chocolate, gum, candy, coffee and powdered beverages, with billion-dollar brands such as Oreo, LU and Nabisco biscuits; Cadbury, Cadbury Dairy Milk and Milka chocolate; Trident gum;Jacobs coffee and Tang powdered beverages.