Barry Callebaut at a glance

Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, the Barry Callebaut Group is the world's leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa. We are the heart and engine of the chocolate industry and our mission is to be number one in all attractive customer segments. We are a business-to-business company, fully integrated with a strong position in cocoa-origin countries.

Currently, we have:

  • more than 9,300 employees operating out of more than 30 countries
  • more than 50 production facilities
  • 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 producing the finest chocolates, including chocolate fillings, decorations and compounds.

We are shaping the world of chocolate and cocoa!

1 in 5 chocolate and cocoa products consumed in the world contains Barry Callebaut.

1 in 5 chocolate and cocoa products consumed worldwide has Barry Callebaut inside

In the industrial chocolate market, we have a 40% market share in the open market. This means we are present in one out of five chocolate products consumed around the world.

As a business-to-business company, the Barry Callebaut Group serves the entire food industry, from industrial food manufacturers to artisanal and professional users of chocolate, such as chocolatiers, pastry chefs, bakers, hotels, restaurants or caterers.

Barry Callebaut is the outsourcing partner of choice and the world's largest supplier of gourmet & specialties chocolate products with the two global brands Callebaut® and Cacao Barry®.

We are present in all stages of the industrial chocolate value chain

The Barry Callebaut Group is mastering every step from sourcing and processing cocoa beans up to the manufacturing of chocolate products. 

As we do not own any cocoa plantations, we source our most important raw material, the cocoa bean, directly through well-established presence in cocoa origin countries from cooperatives, intermediaries and government bodies.

To accomodate price fluctuations, most of our business is based on a cost-plus pricing system, that passes on raw material costs directly to our customers.

Barry Callebaut is present in all stages of the cocoa and chocolate value chain.
From the cocoa bean to the chocolate and cocoa products.
Barry Callebaut's vision and values.

Our vision and values

Everything the Barry Callebaut Group does has deep and strong roots in the company's five core values - customer focus, passion, entrepreneurship, team spirit and integrity.

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Our strategy

Barry Callebaut's 4-pillar growth strategy
Barry Callebaut's sales volume by Product Group or by Region

Key figures fiscal year 2013/14

Sales volume 1,716,766 Tonnes
Sales revenue CHF 5,866 mio
Operating profit (EBIT) CHF 416 mio
Total employees 9,300
Total factories 52