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To expand chocolate specialities profile, The Barry Callebaut has announced to acquire Europe Chocolate Company (ECC). Belgium based ECC is a leading manufacturer of chocolate specialties and decorations.

  • ECC produces a wide range of industrial specialty chocolate and decorations in multiple taste and color variations including batons, curls, chunks, leaves, and shavings.
  • The integration of ECC expands Barry Callebaut’s specialized chocolate molding capabilities and allows the Group to offer tailor-made solutions thanks to ECC’s advanced inhouse developed technology.

The major expansions and deals by Barry Callebaut are featured below:

March 2021: Baramati in India welcomes the Barry Callebaut’s new chocolate and compound manufacturing facility. The company officially opens new chocolate plant and plans to employ more than 100 people in Maharashtra. The new chocolate factory and warehouse include an R&D lab and assembly lines capable of manufacturing chocolate and compound in different delivery formats

May 2020: The world’s leading chocolate producer Barry Callebaut Group, had announced to acquire GKC Foods (Australia) Pty Ltd, a producer of chocolate, coatings and fillings, serving many consumer chocolate brands in Australia and New Zealand.

May 2020: Barry Callebaut along with Unilever join forces to respond to COVID-19 with the donation and distribution of 10’000 pieces of soap to cocoa farming communities in Côte d’Ivoire. Unilever presented the donation to Barry Callebaut, who managed the distribution to Unilever cocoa farmer cooperatives.

July 2019: The Barry Callebaut Group, announced the groundbreaking for the construction of its new chocolate and compound manufacturing facility in Baramati, India – about 250 km south-east of Mumbai.

About Barry Callebaut Group
The Barry Callebaut Group, headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland, is a leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products. The 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 company runs around 60 production facilities globally and employs a global workforce of more than 11,500 people.

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