Barry Callebaut will use fully segregated palm oil from sustainable production certified 100% by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) for compounds and fillings in all its factories in Europe starting as of January 2013. In Asia-Pacific, three Barry Callebaut plants are already certified and able to offer RSPO-certified palm oil on a mass balance basis. The ingredients are available at customer request.
Barry Callebaut switching to RSPO-certified palm oil for compounds and fillings
Barry Callebaut strengthens its presence in Scandinavia: Acquisition of ASM Foods AB in Sweden
Barry Callebaut is strengthening its presence in Scandinavia by acquiring ASM Foods AB in Sweden from Carletti A/S of Denmark. The transaction includes a specialty factory in Mjölby, focused on the production of specialty compound chocolate, fillings and inclusions. This acquisition will add a total production capacity of 35,000 tonnes.
Barry Callebaut – 3-month key sales figures, fiscal year 2012/13 - Strong first quarter: +8.3% volume growth
In its first quarter of fiscal year 2012/13 (ended November 30, 2012), Barry Callebaut significantly outpaced the global chocolate market with an overall sales volume growth of +8.3%. All Regions contributed to this growth.
Barry Callebaut to acquire the Cocoa Ingredients Division from Petra Foods, Singapore
Barry Callebaut has reached an agreement with Petra Foods Ltd., Singapore to acquire their Cocoa Ingredients Division. Petra Foods’ Cocoa Ingredients Division is the largest cocoa products supplier in Asia with a global sales volume of 265,000 MT and 47,000 MT of co-manufacturing volumes for large accounts, sales revenue of USD 1.3 billion (CHF 1.1 billion) and 1,700 employees in fiscal year 2011 (ended December 31, 2011).
Previous Q1 restated figures due to consumer divestment
Barry Callebaut AG will announce on January 16, 2013 its three-month key figures of fiscal year 2012/13, ended November 30, 2012. As announced in November 2012, Barry Callebaut completed the sale of its factory and the related business in Dijon (France) to “Chocolaterie de Bourgogne”. For comparison reasons, the Group’s previous Q1 figures for the fiscal year 2011/12 were restated.