Annual Report 2012/13



EU Commission approves Barry Callebaut’s health claim: Cocoa flavanols support a healthy blood circulation

Sep 04, 2013

Barry Callebaut today announced that the EU Commission approved its health claim submission on cocoa flavanols, following the positive Scientific Opinion issued by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in July 2012. The company received the right to use the health claim that “cocoa flavanols help maintain the elasticity of blood vessels, which contributes to normal blood flow” – the first in the cocoa and chocolate industry.

Barry Callebaut and P.T. Comextra Majora open USD 33 million cocoa facility in Makassar/Indonesia

Sep 03, 2013

Barry Callebaut today celebrated the inauguration of its new, joint cocoa processing facility in Makassar. For this, Barry Callebaut created a joint venture with P.T. Comextra Majora, a diversified soft commodities trader and a leading exporter of cocoa from Indonesia as well as a long-standing business partner of Barry Callebaut, as announced in November 2011. Barry Callebaut owns 60%, and P.T. Comextra Majora 40% of the joint venture company P.T. Barry Callebaut Comextra Indonesia.

Barry Callebaut inaugurates its first Cocoa Center of Excellence to accelerate adoption of sustainable agricultural practices in Côte d’Ivoire

Jul 10, 2013

Barry Callebaut has inaugurated its new Cocoa Center of Excellence to promote advanced agricultural techniques in Côte d’Ivoire, the world's largest cocoa producing country. 

9-month key sales figures, fiscal year 2012/13: Maintaining strong volume growth momentum

Jul 04, 2013

Barry Callebaut achieved strong top-line growth with an increase in sales volume of 8.2% to 1,112,309 tonnes in the first nine months of fiscal year 2012/13 (ended May 31, 2013). 

Barry Callebaut successfully closes acquisition of the Cocoa Ingredients Division from Petra Foods

Jul 01, 2013

Barry Callebaut successfully closed the acquisition of the Cocoa Ingredients Division from Singapore-based Petra Foods Ltd. as planned on June 30, 2013, following approval from the regulatory authorities. The combination of the two businesses makes Barry Callebaut the world’s largest cocoa and chocolate manufacturer, fully integrated from bean sourcing to the manufacture of the finest chocolate products.