Annual Report 2013/14



Annual General Meeting 2006 of Barry Callebaut AG: All motions approved by shareholders

Dec 07, 2006

The ordinary Annual General Meeting of Barry Callebaut AG, the world’s leading manufacturer of cocoa and chocolate products, was held on Thursday, December 7, 2006, in Zurich under the chairmanship of Andreas Jacobs, Chairman of the Board. All motions proposed by the Board were adopted.

Laying of foundation stone for factory in China: Barry Callebaut is building a new CHF 20 million chocolate factory near Shanghai

Nov 28, 2006
After being granted a business license and opening a sales office in Shanghai, China, in October 2006, Barry Callebaut today laid the foundation stone for a new state-of-the-art chocolate factory in Suzhou, China. Suzhou is located in the Greater Shanghai area and offers an excellent infrastructure in a new industrial park. Construction and start-up time for the new factory will take between 12 and 18 months. The total investment is about CHF 20 million (EUR 12.7 million). The new factory will have a capacity of 25,000 tonnes and offer about 100 new jobs once it is running at full capacity.

Barry Callebaut appoints Olaf Blank as Vice President Consumer Products Europe

Nov 24, 2006
Barry Callebaut AG, the world’s leading manufacturer of cocoa and chocolate products, has appointed Olaf Blank (born 1951) as Vice President Consumer Products Europe, effective December 1, 2006. In this function, he will also be Managing Director of Barry Callebaut’s German consumer products subsidiary, Stollwerck GmbH, reporting to Onno Bleeker. Onno Bleeker, who was appointed President Europe as of September 2006, will now focus entirely on managing the Group’s activities in Western and Eastern Europe.

Barry Callebaut launches new website: Discover how healthy pure indulgence can be on

Nov 13, 2006
The launch of the new website, follows the development of ACTICOA™, a revolutionary process for making chocolate with high concentrations of polyphenols. Polyphenols are powerful substances with very positive effects on many bodily functions, such as brain function and the immune system.

Accademia Maestri Pasticceri Italiani bestows award on Carma’s Claire: the best milk chocolate in the world

Nov 08, 2006

Claire, a Carma product, has won a Gold Medal from the Accademia Maestri Pasticceri Italiani as the superior quality milk chocolate. Carma, a Swiss quality brand catering to chocolate and confectionery artisans, belongs to the Swiss Barry Callebaut Group, the world’s largest manufacturer of cocoa and chocolate products.