Barry Callebaut acquired the remaining 51% of Biolands Group, its long-time supplier of certified cocoa beans from East and West Africa. Barry Callebaut has been purchasing 100% of Biolands’ top-grade cocoa since 2000 and acquired a 49% stake in Tanzanian-based Biolands International in 2008.
Barry Callebaut takes over remaining 51% of certified bean supplier Biolands
Barry Callebaut’s Cocoa Horizons Truck rolls off into remote areas of Côte d’Ivoire – bringing farmer training and basic health care to cocoa farming communities
Barry Callebaut today announced the inauguration of the Cocoa Horizons Truck: A multi-purpose mobile unit with modern communication equipment powered by solar energy, which provides space for farmer training sessions in good agricultural practices, basic health care services, literacy training and child labor sensitization programs.
Barry Callebaut – 3-month key sales figures, fiscal year 2013/14: Solid start – good progress on integration of acquired cocoa business
In its first quarter of fiscal year 2013/14 (ended November 30, 2013), Barry Callebaut increased its sales volume by 19.5% to 463,996 tonnes. Excluding the recently acquired cocoa business, the Group’s volume growth was +4.6% for the period under review.
Annual General Meeting 2013 of Barry Callebaut AG: All motions approved by shareholders
The ordinary Annual General Meeting of Barry Callebaut AG was held on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, in Zurich-Oerlikon under the chairmanship of Andreas Jacobs, Chairman of the Board of Directors. All motions were adopted as proposed by the Board of Directors.
Barry Callebaut begins production in new, relocated factory in Japan
Barry Callebaut today officially announced that it has completed the move of its Japan’s chocolate factory from Amagasaki to Takasaki, as announced in June 2012. The new and larger facility, which was officially inaugurated today, offers an initial annual production capacity of 22,000 tonnes of chocolate and compound products. The total amount invested is CHF 18.5 million (JPY 2,081 million / EUR 15.4 million / USD 19.4 million).