The European Candy Kettle Club (ECKC) has held it´s first press conference at the ISM/ProSweets in Cologne. The European Candy Kettle Club is proud to look on a great history of over 45 years now. Founded in 1973 by the French chocolatier Guy Urbain the ECKC´s purpose is to support the development of great and innovative sweets and confectionery all over Europe. Consisting of 30 machinery and ingredient suppliers from major European countries the club gives the European Candy Kettle Award to a company in Europe every year. To win the award the companies should be outstanding in criteria such as product quality, development in production, research and technology, performance in sales and marketing as well as international cooperation.
The members of the club contain supplying companies of the European machinery, ingredients and packaging industry such as Aasted/Denmark, Bosch/Germany, Bühler/Switzerland, Chr. Hansen/Denmark, Confitech/Italy, Duyvis Wiener/Netherlands, Hänsel Processing/Germany, Sollich/Germany, Tanis Confectionery/Netherland, Winkler & Dünnebier/Germany.
The long list of winners since 1973 contains the most important names in the European sweets and confectionery industry such as Ferrero/Italy, Lindt & Sprüngli/Switzerland, Fazer/Finland, Katjes/Germany, Loacker/Italy, Krupskaya/Russia, Valor/Spain, Colian/Poland and Valrhona/France. Find the full list of winners and many more information about the award, the club members and the events.
We are proud to announce the company Zotter Schokoladen Manufaktur GmbH, Riegersburg/Austria as winner of the 2019´s European Candy Kettle Award!
Zotter is worldwide well known as manufacturer of hand scooped quality, organic, fair trade and sustainably produced chocolates. The family business ran by founder Josef Zotter is famous for unusual chocolate creations such as their newest creation “Bread Break” – a chocolate flavoured with old bread spirit. Find more information about the 2019 winner of the European Candy Kettle Award at www.zotter.at.