Manufacturer of chocolate and cocoa products, The Barry Callebaut Group, has announced that it has successfully acquired Europe Chocolate Company (ECC).

ECC is a privately-owned B2B manufacturer of chocolate specialties and decorations.

The integration is expected to begin immediately.

Wim Debedts, Vice President, Food Manufacturers, Western Europe at Barry Callebaut, said: “We are pleased to close this acquisition and very happy to welcome the ECC team to the Barry Callebaut family. Their unique know-how and ECC’s highly flexible manufacturing facility will help us to supply a wide variety of customers with highly customised chocolate specialties and decorations.” Both companies have agreed not to disclose any financial details of