Annual Report 2012/13



Barry Callebaut inaugurated its first chocolate factory in Turkey

Oct 02, 2013

Barry Callebaut today officially inaugurated its first chocolate factory in Turkey, as announced in October 2012. The new state-of-the-art facility in Eskişehir offers an initial annual production capacity of 14,000 tonnes of chocolate. The total amount invested is CHF 16 million (TL 35 million / EUR 13 million / USD 17 million).

Hershey and Barry Callebaut build primary school in cocoa-growing region of Côte d’Ivoire

Sep 18, 2013

Addressing a critical community need in the western cocoa-growing region of Côte d’Ivoire, The Hershey Company and Barry Callebaut announced today the completion of a primary school, community and farmer training center.

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.