03/11/2020 | Industry, International

Barry Callebaut inaugurates new office and Chocolate Academy™ Center in Shenzhen, China

The Barry Callebaut Group today announced the opening of its fourth office and the third Chocolate Academy™ Center in China, at Shenzhen. Ben De Schryver, President of Barry Callebaut at Asia Pacific, said, “I am excited about the great growth potential China offers. The inauguration of the new office and the Chocolate Academy™ Center in Shenzhen is part of our continuous expansion in China and another milestone in our successful growth story which started here 12 years ago. The state-of-the-art facilities will help us to meet the growing demand for high-quality chocolate creations and serve our customers in China better. We will continue to invest in our business and strengthen our collaboration with food manufacturers and artisanal customers in China.”
After Suzhou, Shanghai and Beijing, the Shenzhen office is well-positioned to become the company’s operational hub in southern China. Barry Callebaut currently has a local factory in Suzhou, sales offices and Chocolate Academy™ Centers in Shanghai, Beijing, to which it now adds Shenzhen. The new office in Shenzhen includes a state-of-the-art Chocolate Academy™ Center, the third in China and the 23rd globally. Through inspiration, education and personalized support, the Chocolate Academy™ Centers enable artisans, pastry chefs, confectioners, bakers and caterers to create the chocolate delights of tomorrow.