Barry Callebaut bolsters presence specialty chocolate market with acquisition of Europe Chocolate Company

EUROPE – Swiss based chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut has agreed to acquire Europe Chocolate Company (ECC), a Belgian B2B manufacturer of specialty chocolate ingredients, for an undisclosed sum. ECC operates a chocolate factory and warehouse in Malle, near Antwerp in Belgium where it produces a wide range of specialty chocolate and decorations in multiple taste and color variations including batons, curls, chunks, leaves and shavings. The Belgian-based company supplies a variety of customers in multiple industries such as biscuit, bakery, dairy, ice cream, confectionery and food service. ECC’s acquisition will…

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