The Barry Callebaut Company began with the Callebaut family back in 1850. This highly entrepreneurial family founded a chocolate company in 1911 to add to its existing dairy and brewery. A century later, the family company had grown into an international company.
The biggest chocolate factory in the world, located at Wieze, produces approximately 260,000 tons of chocolate each year and supplies the whole food industry, from large industrial companies and artisan processors to the retail sector. Enthusiasm, professional expertise and a passion for chocolate and cocoa are the secrets behind the growth of this company: they have earned it a glowing reputation as an expert and leader for the whole global chocolate sector.