Barry Callebaut, Turin join forces
June 27, 2011
The world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate has joined forces with a Latin American company.
Barry Callebaut has signed a new long-term outsourcing agreement with Chocolates Turin In Mexico, Barry Callebaut says.
“Our new outsourcing agreement with Chocolates Turin is another important milestone for Barry Callebaut,” says Juergen Steinemann, ceo of Barry Callebaut.
As part of the agreement, Barry Callebaut will supply all of Turin’s liquid chocolate demand, and it will be delivered directly to Turin’s manufacturing facilities.
Barry Callebaut also will acquire a production facility from Turin that neighbors the new state-of-the-art Turin chocolate complex in Toluca, which is 65 km southwest of Mexico City. Barry Callebaut plans to expand capacity at the site, by investing $30 million in the facility.
On the other end of the deal, Turin, through its Food Service division, will become the exclusive distributor in Mexico for Barry Callebaut’s Gourmet business, including the Cacao Barry, Callebaut and Sicao brands.
The two companies will jointly develop new chocolate, compound and decoration products for the local market. They also plan to jointly open the first Chocolate Academy in Mexico.
Barry Callebaut is the world’s leading manufacturer of high quality cocoa and chocolate products. Chocolates Turin, is a leading Mexican confectioner operating since 1928 and is present in the consumer and food service/gourmet markets throoughout Mexico as well as in 25 countries.
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