Barry Callebaut to acquire Ingredients Division of Gertrude Hawk Chocolates
Expansion of the North American Specialties & Decorations business
We continue to consistently execute our ‘smart growth’ strategy by growing our value-added Specialties & Decorations business. Gertrude Hawk Ingredients adds new capabilities, technologies and skilled employees who we are happy to welcome to the Barry Callebaut family. The acquisition allows us to expand our product portfolio into new markets, and offer an even wider range of products and services than before. Gertrude Hawk Ingredients will play a cornerstone role in our Specialty & Decorations business and we intend to further build on their team and their capabilities.
Antoine de Saint-Affrique, CEO of Barry Callebaut
Barry Callebaut has at its fingertips everything needed to continue the growth of the business, including a seasoned, highly respected sales force that calls on virtually every baker and ice cream maker of any size around the world. Also from a community perspective, this is a dream come true. We have the opportunity to bring a world renowned, state-of-the-art chocolate manufacturer to the Scranton area. How often does that happen?
Dave Hawk, Chairman of Gertrude Hawk Chocolates