Specializing in chocolate decorations such as curls for cakes, chunks for donuts and cocoa sticks in butter cookies, family business ECC is considered the market leader in its niche in Western Europe.
We at Barry Callebaut have been working with ECC for a long time. There is no successor in the family business, hence the acquisition.
Wim Debedts, VP of Food Manufacturers Western Europe at Barry Callebaut
Barry Callebaut is already active in the chocolate decoration market segment, but in acquiring ECC, the Swiss chocolate giant will greatly expand its product range. This will allow the company to capitalize on rising global demand for all kinds of chocolate shavings and chips.