Barry Callebaut has acquired Burton’s Biscuit Company’s chocolate manufacturing assets in Moreton, Wirral, near Liverpool, as part of a wider deal that helps protect its supply chain.
Under the terms of the deal, announced by Barry Callebaut this morning (19 September), the Switzerland-based chocolate ingredient supplier will buy Burton’s chocolate-making equipment at the biscuit company’s factory in Moreton.
The deal will see Barry Callebaut supply Burton’s with chocolate for the UK business’ products. Barry Callebaut will also make an ingredient called compound, which a type of chocolate, used in biscuits, that includes oils, fats and cocoa powder.
Burton’s CEO Nick Field said in a statement released by Barry Callebaut: “This new partnership, with their larger network and enhanced capabilities, directly supports our intent and commitment to maintain and enhance our industry-leading chocolate biscuit offering.”