• The factory in Kaliningrad region will be the Group’s third in Russia;
• Opening will further strengthen the presence of Barry Callebaut in the world’s third-largest chocolate confectionery market1;
• Factory will be operational in August 2021.
The Barry Callebaut Group, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, announced the opening of its third factory in Russia, in the special economic zone of Kaliningrad region, at the Baltic Sea. The factory was acquired in September 2020, and will be operational in August 2021. The current setup of the factory will allow Barry Callebaut to produce liquid and solid compound and fillings. Initially the factory will employ about 40 people, thus creating new skilled jobs, mainly in production, engineering and warehousing.
"The opening of our third factory further strengthens our presence in Russia and underlines our commitment to the world's third-largest chocolate confectionery market."
Rogier van Sligter, Co-President EMEA
Apart from the factory in Kaliningrad, Barry Callebaut’s footprint in Russia includes two factories, one in Chekhov, Moscow region, and another in Kasimov, Ryazan region.
"The three factories, together with the CHOCOLATE ACADEMY™ Center located in Moscow, enable us to serve our customers better, offer a full product portfolio and satisfy the growing demand in Russia and CIS countries for chocolate innovations."
Bart De Geyndt, General Director Barry Callebaut Russia & CIS
1. Ranking 2020 according to Euromonitor: US, Germany, Russia.
About Barry Callebaut Group
With annual sales of about CHF 6.9 billion (EUR 6.4 billion / USD 7.1 billion) in fiscal year 2019/20, the Zurich-based Barry Callebaut Group (barry-callebaut.com) 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 more than 60 production facilities worldwide and employs a diverse and dedicated global workforce of more than 12,000 people.
The Barry Callebaut 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 global brands catering to the specific needs of these Gourmet customers are Callebaut®and Cacao Barry®, Carma®and the decorations specialist Mona Lisa®.
The Barry Callebaut Group is committed to make sustainable chocolate the norm by 2025 to help ensure future supplies of cocoa and improve farmer livelihoods. It supports the Cocoa Horizons Foundation in its goal to shape a sustainable cocoa and chocolate future.