Barry Callebaut closes deal with Burton’s
Barry Callebaut has successfully signed a long-term agreement with Burton’s Biscuit Company to supply over 12,000 tones of chocolate and compound per year to the firm.
As a result, Barry Callebaut now have acquired the chocolate manufacturing assets of Burton’s factory near Liverpool in the UK as part of the deal.
Following the completion of regulatory approval and closing conditions, the integration of the factory into the Barry Callebaut network has now started.
Barry Callabaut will be able to expand its manufacturing capacity in the UK, which is an important growth area for the company.
Antoine de Saint-Affrique, CEO of the Barry Callebaut Group, said: “We are delighted to strengthen the collaboration with our longstanding customer Burton’s and to further support a great British brand. This transaction is an excellent example of the power of long-term partnerships and outsourcing. It is also a clear sign of our commitment to support the growth of our business in the UK market.”
Nick Field, CEO of Burton’s Food Ltd., added: “I am pleased to announce the signing of a long-term supply agreement with Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading chocolate manufacturer. Barry Callebaut shares our passion and motivation for baking the best quality products for our customers and consumers. This new partnership, with their larger network and enhanced capabilities, directly supports our intent and commitment to maintain and enhance our industry-leading chocolate biscuit offering.”