About Barry Callebaut
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 cocoa and chocolate 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 cocoa and chocolate products. On average, about 30% of our sales volume is generated by products that were introduced to the market within the preceding three 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 cocoa and chocolate products and represents:
- about 6,000 employees operating out of 30 countries
- more than 45 production sites
- sales of about CHF 4.8 billion in fiscal year 2011/12 (closing August 31, 2012)
- comprehensive competency in the art of making chocolate – from the cocoa bean to the finest chocolate product
We are the global leader in cocoa and chocolate innovations and provide a comprehensive range of services in the fields of product development, processing, training and marketing. Our company is actively engaged in initiatives and projects that contribute to a more sustainable cocoa supply chain.
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 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 industrial processors - 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, including hotels, gastronomists, chocolatiers, pastry chefs and bakers.