Barry Callebaut signs outsourcing agreement

13 Feb 2015

Barry Callebaut has signed a new, long-term outsourcing agreement with World’s Finest Chocolate. Under the terms of the agreement, Barry Callebaut will acquire the industrial chocolate manufacturing assets from World’s Finest Chocolate and lease space at their existing production site in Chicago, thus establishing a new manufacturing base for the group in the Midwest region. At the […]

Barry Callebaut signs outsourcing agreement

liquid-chocolate-background-6903151Barry Callebaut has signed a new, long-term outsourcing agreement with World’s Finest Chocolate.

Under the terms of the agreement, Barry Callebaut will acquire the industrial chocolate manufacturing assets from World’s Finest Chocolate and lease space at their existing production site in Chicago, thus establishing a new manufacturing base for the group in the Midwest region. At the same time, Barry Callebaut will supply all of World’s Finest Chocolate’s chocolate demand from World’s Finest’s existing Chicago facility.

Barry Callebaut will invest CHF 5.1 million ($5.7 million/5.1 million Euros) in fiscal year 2014/15. Deliveries from the new chocolate manufacturing base in Chicago will commence on March 1, 2015.

The new site will allow Barry Callebaut to also capitalise on growth opportunities with other customers in the region, the company said, and further strengthen its manufacturing footprint in North America where it currently operates 11 factories. The company expects the production volume from the new factory to achieve 25,000 tonnes per annum in the near term.

“We feel much honoured to have been selected by World’s Finest Chocolate as their partner of choice,” said Dave Johnson, CEO and President Americas of the Barry Callebaut Group. “This long-term agreement is another important step to strengthen our services for customers in the fast-growing Midwest region of the United States. It also underscores our position as the preferred partner for outsourcing, one of our key growth drivers.”

“Our long-term agreement with the Barry Callebaut Group guarantees the supply of our 75-year-old family recipe continuing to be made in our facility from ‘bean-to-bar’,” said Edmond Opler, CEO of World’s Finest . “This partnership allows us to focus our energies on continued growth, manufacturing our finished goods and servicing our many customers.”

 

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