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Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate, with cream, praline, ganache or liquor fillings, served with a cup of coffee or enjoyed as a snack: chocolate offers an incredible variety of wonderful tastes and different eating experiences.

We have been producing chocolate for more than 150 years. Barry Callebaut is the world’s leading supplier of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products. Our core competence revolves around our extensive skills in the art of chocolate – ranging from global sourcing of cocoa beans to the creation and production of top-of-the-line chocolate and cocoa products. On average, about 70% of our sales volume is generated by products that were introduced to the market within the preceding five years.

The Barry Callebaut Group comprises well-known companies and brands such as Cacao Barry®, Callebaut®, Carma® or Van Houten®, all of which have made a material contribution to the development of the chocolate and confectionery industries by introducing novel production methods and constantly improving product quality and creating new recipes. Our Group has thus accumulated an immense wealth of knowledge and skills, from the sourcing of cocoa beans to the production of the finest chocolate products. Our customers across the entire food industry, and chocolate lovers big and small, benefit accordingly.

Competence throughout all stages of chocolate production

Barry Callebaut is the world’s leading supplier of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products.

Combined with the acquired cocoa ingredients business from Petra Foods in June 2013, Barry Callebaut represents:

  • more than 9,300 employees operating out of more than 30 countries
  • more than 50 production sites
  • annual sales of about CHF 5.9 billion (EUR 4.8 billion / USD 6.5 billion)
  • comprehensive competency in the art of making chocolate and cocoa products – from sourcing and processing cocoa beans to the finest chocolates, including chocolate fillings, decorations and compounds

We are the global leader in chocolate and cocoa innovations and provide a comprehensive range of services in the fields of product development, processing, training and marketing. Barry Callebaut is committed to a sustainable cocoa production through its “Cocoa Horizons” initiative and to help ensure future supplies of cocoa as well as improve farmer livelihoods.

Our presence in all major markets, our wide-ranging products and services and our innovative skills allow us to offer custom-tailored products and services at competitive terms and thereby create sustained value added for our customers.

Preferred partner for the entire food industry

As a recognized chocolate and cocoa expert, we are the preferred supplier of our partners worldwide in the food industry and in the artisanal sector. We intend to become the number one supplier in all attractive customer segments and in all major markets across the globe.

Our customers range from food manufacturers - such as the world famous branded consumer goods manufacturers who produce chocolate, confectionery, dairy products, ice cream and breakfast cereals incorporating our products as ingredients - to the artisans and professional users of our chocolates, such as chocolatiers, pastry chefs, bakers, hotels, restaurants or caterers.

Know-how along the entire value chain

Value chain