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 vertically integrated with a strong position in cocoa-origin countries.
- employs about 11,000 people operating out of more than 30 countries,
- operates close to 60 production facilities,
- generated annual sales of about CHF 6.8 billion (EUR 6.3 billion / USD 6.9 billion) in fiscal year 2016/17,
- has comprehensive competencies 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!
Barry Callebaut is inside 25% of all consumer products around the world containing cocoa or chocolate
As a business-to-business company, the Barry Callebaut Group serves the entire food industry, from global and local food manufacturers to artisanal and professional users of chocolate, such as chocolatiers, pastry chefs, bakers, hotels, restaurants or caterers.
We are able to provide our customers with added-value products and services adapted to specific market needs, ahead of trends and at a competitive price.
We are present in one out of four of all chocolate and cocoa products consumed around the world.
Barry Callebaut is the outsourcing partner of choice for leading global and local food companies with which we have a number of long-term partnership agreements. We are also the world's largest supplier of gourmet chocolate and specialties products through our three global brands Callebaut® and Cacao Barry®, and Carma®.
We are present in all stages of the industrial chocolate value chain
The Barry Callebaut Group is mastering every step in the value chain from the sourcing of raw materials to the production of the finest chocolates.
As we do not own any cocoa plantations, we source our most important raw material, the cocoa bean, directly through well-established presences in cocoa origin countries from cooperatives, intermediaries and government bodies.
In order to accommodate price fluctuations in raw materials, most of our business is based on a cost-plus pricing system that passes on raw material costs directly to our customers.
Barry Callebaut uniquely positioned in industrial chocolate and cocoa markets
With more than 175 years of chocolate heritage, our Group has an unparalleled blend of expertise in cocoa and chocolate. Through our leadership in innovation and renovation of products, we help our customers grow their business. Combined with our cost leadership, this makes us the preferred outsourcing partner to the food industry.
A global manufacturing footprint and a local service
We are a fully vertically integrated company and have a unique global footprint with close to 60 factories. The Barry Callebaut Group runs cocoa factories in the main cocoa origin countries as well as chocolate factories close to our customers.
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.Read more
Geographical split (as per end of fiscal year 2016/17)
Barry Callebaut is organized into different Regions: Region EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa), Region Americas and Region Asia Pacific. The globally managed Global Cocoa business is reported as a separate segment like a Region.
Overall, Barry Callebaut operated 55 factories worldwide by the end of fiscal year 2016/17, selling its products to 140 countries.Read more
Our Regional and Product split
Sales volume by Product Group
Barry Callebaut is serving various customers segments - from global and local food manufacturers to artisanal and professional users of chocolate - through three different Product Groups: Food Manufacturers Products, Cocoa Products and Gourmet & Specialties Products:
|Product Group||Sales volume in tonnes||in %|
|Food Manufacturers Products||1,251,237||65%|
|Gourmet & Specialties Products||224,640||12%|
Key figures fiscal year 2016/17
|Sales volume||1,914,311 tonnes|
|Sales revenue||CHF 6,805.2 mio|
|Operating profit (EBIT)||CHF 488.2 mio|
|Total employees||~ 11,000|
The future of Barry Callebaut
Barry Callebaut will continue to strive for a smart balance between consistent, above-market volume growth and enhanced profitability - continuing our SMART growth strategy.
The mid-term guidance of the Barry Callebaut Group is as follows
- Average volume growth 4-6% and
- an EBIT growth on average above volume growth1
1 in local currencies and barring any major unforseen eventsRead more
For investors and financial analysts
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