ZURICH, Switzerland — After signing an agreement with Burton’s Biscuit Company, the UK’s second biggest biscuit manufacturer, for the long-term supply of over 12,000 tonnes of chocolate and compound per year on September 19, 2018, Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, announced it had now successfully closed the transaction with Burton’s and acquired the chocolate manufacturing assets of their factory in Moreton, Wirral, near Liverpool (UK), following completion of the regulatory approval and closing conditions.
The integration of the factory in Moreton into the Barry Callebaut network will start as of now.
About Barry Callebaut Group
With annual sales of about CHF 6.9 billion (EUR 6.0 billion / USD 7.1 billion) in fiscal year 2017/18, 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 about 60 production facilities worldwide and employs a diverse and dedicated global workforce of more than 11,500 people.