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.
- 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!
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.
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 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.
|Region||Sales volume in tonnes||in %||Number of factories|
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%|
|Gourmet & Specialties Products||204,780||11%|
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|
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