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Facts and figures - Barry Callebaut

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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 45 countries, runs more than 65 production facilities, employs a global workforce of more than 13,000 people and generates annual sales of about CHF 8.5 billion. Its fiscal year stretches from the end of August to the beginning of September the following year.

Sales volumes by regions and products

Barry Callebaut sales volumes by regions and products

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. Through our Forever Chocolate sustainability plan, we aim for making sustainable chocolate the norm.

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, regional 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.