The Lodz-based chocolate plant of Barry Callebaut is soon to be expanded to include two additional modern production lines for chocolate manufacturing. The planned investment worth nearly PLN 96m (€ 22.8m) will create 80 new jobs over the coming two years. The plant which was built nearly twenty years ago is located in the Special Economic Zone.
Barry Callebaut to expand its chocolate plant in Lodz and boost employment
Full-Year Results Fiscal Year 2013/14: Barry Callebaut significantly grows volume and profit
Juergen Steinemann, CEO of the Barry Callebaut Group, said: “We achieved another record year, both top and bottom-line. Our sales volume was boosted by the acquired cocoa business, and further supported by our three growth drivers – emerging markets, Gourmet and strategic partnerships. With 2.9% volume growth on a stand-alone basis, we grew faster than the global chocolate market. Over the last two years we have increased our focus on margin improvement. This has paid off, with EBIT and net profit growing at a double-digit rate. I am very pleased with the successful global integration of the acquired cocoa business as well as its profit contribution already in the first year.”
Barry Callebaut Group to switch its European supply of Cocoa Butter Equivalents (CBEs) to RSPO fully segregated
The Barry Callebaut Group will switch its sourcing of core Cocoa Butter Equivalents (CBEs) from RSPO mass balance to RSPO fully segregated material across its European operations, as of November 3, 2014. With this sustainable approach, the company aims to lead the confectionery market in offering fully traceable solutions to its customers.
Barry Callebaut announces expansion plan in Brazilian factory
The Barry Callebaut Group, the world’s leading manufacturer of chocolate and cocoa products, announced today plans for additional investments at its factory in Extrema, Minas Gerais. The company will increase the chocolate liquid, molding, and warehousing.
Sustainability Report 2013/14 highlights new milestones in making cocoa farming more sustainable
The Barry Callebaut Group announces the publication of its Cocoa Sustainability Report 2013/14. This year’s report illustrates the company’s initiatives to improve the livelihoods of cocoa farmers through sustainable cocoa farming practices and to address the basic health and education needs of cocoa communities.