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.

Barry Callebaut

  • employs close to 10,000 people operating out of more than 30 countries,
  • operates more than 50 production facilities,
  • generates annual sales of about CHF 6.7 billion (EUR 6.1 billion / USD 6.8 billion),
  • 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!

25% of all chocolate and cocoa products consumed in the world contain Barry Callebaut.

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 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 food manufacturers and the world's largest supplier of gourmet chocolate and specialties 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 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 presence 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 is present in all stages of the cocoa and chocolate value chain
From the cocoa bean to the finest chocolate and cocoa products - Barry Callebaut is present in all stages of the cocoa and chocolate value chain.
Barry Callebaut uniquely positioned in industrial chocolate and cocoa markets
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

The Barry Callebaut Group aims to outperform the global chocolate and cocoa market. This ambitious long-term strategy is based on four pillars: 

Barry Callebaut's four-pillar long-term growth strategy

Barry Callebaut's four-pillar long-term growth strategy.

Barry Callebaut Sales Volume by Region - Geographical View

Geographical split (as per end of fiscal year 2015/16)

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 53 factories worldwide by the end of fiscal year 2015/16, selling its products to 131 countries.

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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 1,192,907 65%
Cocoa Products 436,537 24%
Gourmet & Specialties Products 204,780 11%


Barry Callebaut Sales Volume by Product Group

Key figures fiscal year 2015/16

Sales volume 1,834,224 Tonnes
Sales revenue CHF 6,676.8 mio
Operating profit (EBIT) CHF 401.7 mio
Total employees ~ 10,000
Total factories 53