Barry Callebaut to open factory in Kaliningrad, Russia

Barry Callebaut to open
factory in Kaliningrad, Russia

News Release
Further strengthening of presence in Russia
  • The factory in Kaliningrad region will be the Group’s third in Russia
  • Opening will further strengthen the presence of Barry Callebaut in the world’s third-largest chocolate confectionery market1
  • Factory will be operational in August 2021

The Barry Callebaut Group, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, announced the opening of its third factory in Russia, in the special economic zone of Kaliningrad region, at the Baltic Sea. The factory was acquired in September 2020, and will be operational in August 2021. The current setup of the factory will allow Barry Callebaut to produce liquid and solid compound and fillings. Initially the factory will employ about 40 people, thus creating new skilled jobs, mainly in production, engineering and warehousing.

The opening of our third factory further strengthens our presence in Russia and underlines our commitment to the world's third-largest chocolate confectionery market.
Rogier van Sligter, Co-President EMEA

Apart from the factory in Kaliningrad, Barry Callebaut’s footprint in Russia includes two factories, one in Chekhov, Moscow region, and another in Kasimov, Ryazan region.

The three factories, together with the CHOCOLATE ACADEMY™ Center located in Moscow, enable us to serve our customers better, offer a full product portfolio and satisfy the growing demand in Russia and CIS countries for chocolate innovations.
Bart De Geyndt, General Director Barry Callebaut Russia & CIS

1 Ranking 2020 according to Euromonitor: US, Germany, Russia.

About Barry Callebaut Group

With annual sales of about CHF 6.9 billion (EUR 6.4 billion / USD 7.1 billion) in fiscal year 2019/20, the Zurich-based Barry Callebaut Group is the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products – from sourcing and processing cocoa beans to producing the finest chocolates, including chocolate fillings, decorations and compounds. The Group runs more than 60 production facilities worldwide and employs a diverse and dedicated global workforce of more than 12,000 people.

The Barry Callebaut Group serves the entire food industry, from industrial food manufacturers to artisanal and professional users of chocolate, such as chocolatiers, pastry chefs, bakers, hotels, restaurants or caterers. The global brands catering to the specific needs of these Gourmet customers are Callebaut® and Cacao Barry®, Carma® and the decorations specialist Mona Lisa®.

The Barry Callebaut Group is committed to make sustainable chocolate the norm by 2025 to help ensure future supplies of cocoa and improve farmer livelihoods. It supports the Cocoa Horizons Foundation in its goal to shape a sustainable cocoa and chocolate future.

 

Barry Callebaut in Russia

Barry Callebaut’s presence in the Russian market goes back to the late 1990s when it began importing industrial and gourmet chocolates to Russian customers. In 2007 the company built its own chocolate manufacturing factory in Chekhov, Moscow region. After the acquisition of Inforum in February 2019, Barry Callebaut added a second production site – in Kasimov, Ryazan region. The renewed CHOCOLATE ACADEMY™ Center Russia located in Moscow offers artisans and professionals trainings and advanced learning. Barry Callebaut now offers a full range of products for the confectionery market: chocolate, chocolate coatings and toppings, supercompounds, lauric and non-lauric compounds, fillings, decorations, cocoa products and various fats.

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