Barry Callebaut at a glance
- Employs more than 11,500 people operating out of more than 30 countries,
- Operates about 60 production facilities,
- Generated annual sales of about CHF 6.9 billion (EUR 6.0 billion / USD 7.1 billion) in fiscal year 2017/18,
- 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®.
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.
Geographical split (as per end of fiscal year 2017/18)
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 59 factories worldwide by the end of fiscal year 2017/18, selling its products to 140 countries.
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||1,338,311||66%|
|Gourmet & Specialties Products||241,897||12%
Key figures fiscal year 2017/18
|Sales volume||2,035,857 tonnes|
|Sales revenue||CHF 6,948.4 mio|
|Operating profit (EBIT)||CHF 554.0 mio|
|Total employees||~ 11,500|
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 unforeseen events