Building project

Authenti-Cité

Camille Bloch SA has been constantly growing over the past years, and its production has increased by over 50% within ten years. The company is now experiencing a shortage of space, for production and logistics as well as for the administration. Chocolats Camille Bloch decided to take measures to allow further growth of the company. To this end, a comprehensive project named «Authenti-Cité» has been launched.

The plan consists of two sub-projects: on one hand, the enlargement of the production and logistics site, and on the other hand, a new construction comprising offices as well as a visitor centre – including a shop and a café. This development is the basis for enabling the company to produce the double quantity of chocolate sometime in the future. The visitor centre is laid out to receive 100,000 visitors annually. The complex is scheduled to open in autumn 2017 under the name «Chez Camille Bloch».

Timeline

Evolution of construction project

Nov. 2015 – Feb. 2016: demolition works

The buildings housing the company’s administration and shop were torn down to make space for the new construction.

November 2015: foundation stone

The entire staff of Chocolats Camille Bloch came together to celebrate the laying of the foundation stone.

July 2015: public submission of construction plans

November 2014: public presentation

Visitors to the fair in Moutier had the opportunity to view a model of the future visitor centre and receive information on the construction project.

June 2014: selection of architects

The tendering process resulted in the selection of the architectural firm Manini Pietrini GmbH (administration building and visitor centre) and Bauart Architekten und Planer AG (production and logistics building).

Courtelary

The shop remains open

For security reasons, we are currently unable to offer our guided factory tours, but the shop will remain open during the entire construction period.

Opening hours

Monday to Friday from 13.30 to 18.30
Saturday from 9.00 to 12.00

Contact

CB Shop
Grand-Rue
CH-2608 Courtelary
T +41 (0)32 945 13 71