Chocolate and cocoa group Barry Callebaut has acquired Nyonkopa Cocoa Buying Company Ltd in Ghana, the Swiss company said on Monday, giving no financial details.

It said in a statement Nyonkopa was a top ten private licensed buying company in Ghana.

Founded in 2012 and operational from the 2013/14 crop season, the company employs around 100 staff and 600 purchasing clerks, and buys cocoa from more than 10,000 cocoa farmers across 34 districts, Barry Callebaut added.