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The Barry Callebaut Group – The Key facts

Barry Callebaut is the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, and has been dedicated to this business for more than 150 years. The company operates out of more than 40 countries, runs about 60 production facilities, employs a global workforce of more than 12,000 people and generated annual sales of about CHF 7.3 billion (EUR 6.5 billion / USD 7.4 billion) in fiscal year 2018/19.

Our goal is to be Number One in all attractive customer segments and in all major world markets. We are committed to growth, significantly outperforming the global chocolate market.

Patissier at work

Customer segments

Since the foundation in 1996 through the merger of Belgian-based Callebaut and French-based Cacao Barry, Barry Callebaut has provided integrated solutions to its customers.  

We serve the entire food industry and are focused on two distinct customer segments:

  • Global and local food manufacturers who use our chocolate and cocoa products as ingredients in their consumer products
  • Artisanal and professional users of chocolate, including chocolatiers, pastry chefs and bakers as well as restaurants, hotels and caterers

Unique positioning

Barry Callebaut is a fully integrated chocolate company active throughout the entire value chain of chocolate production, able to serve its customers on a worldwide level, with consistent quality and more than 6,000 different recipes.

Corporate Governance 

Barry Callebaut is committed to the principles and rules on Corporate Governance, which are promoting transparency and accountability. We highly value the trust our stakeholders put in us and we seek to adequately reward those who invest in our company.

Barry Callebaut at a glance

Barry Callebaut at a glance

We are the heart and engine of the chocolate industry and our mission is to be number one in all attractive customer segments. 

Vintage postcard of chocolate factory in Belgium

Our history

Since the merger of Belgian chocolate producer Callebaut and French chocolate company Cacao Barry in 1996, the Barry Callebaut Group has evolved to become a provider of integrated solutions to the entire food industry today. 

cocoa farmer in Côte d'Ivoire


Cocoa is the essential ingredient for chocolate and is grown around the equator in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Barry Callebaut Group Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors (BoD) has ultimate responsibility for the policies and management of the Barry Callebaut Group.

Barry Callebaut Group Executive Committee

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee (ExCo) of the Barry Callebaut Group consists of eight functions and is headed by the Chief Executive Officer.

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Get in Touch

Your Barry Callebaut Group Contacts

Christiaan Prins
VP, Corporate Communications
+41 43 204 03 76
Frank Keidel
Head of Media Relations
+41 76 399 69 06​