Turnover: 24 million EUR (2021)

Country: France

CLUIZEL is a renowned French chocolate manufacturer, whose history is marked by a love of chocolate, rigorous craftsmanship and the pleasure of sharing. For decades, Maison CLUIZEL has embodied excellence and passion for chocolate in all its diversity, combining intransigence with exaltation. Founded by Marc and Marcelle Cluizel in Damville, Normandy, the company began producing tasty, refined chocolate bonbons in 1947.

CLUIZEL committed itself to the search for authentic tastes and launched the concept of "1er Cru de Plantation" chocolate, using cocoa beans from a single plantation, such as "Hacienda Concepción" in Venezuela. This approach made it possible to offer chocolates with rich, complex flavors. Since then, CLUIZEL has maintained unique partnerships with planters around the world to create exceptional plantation chocolates.

Maison CLUIZEL has also implemented a quality commitment called "Ingrédients Nobles", guaranteeing the exclusive use of pure cocoa butter, Bourbon vanilla beans and sugar in its creations. It has received numerous awards for its chocolates, including the Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant label in 2012, which distinguishes French companies with excellent craft and industrial skills.

With 70 years of expertise behind it, Maison CLUIZEL continues to innovate with exclusive collections such as "Les Exclusifs", top-of-the-range organic chocolates, and "Les Sens du Chocolat", a multi-sensory experience to accompany tasting. Today, the fourth generation of Cluizel children continues the family legacy by honoring and reinventing the Maison CLUIZEL's DNA with critically acclaimed new products, confirming its place among France's finest chocolate creators.Founded in 1948, Manufacture CLUIZEL is a family-run chocolate manufacturer. It is located in Damville, Normandy.

News

Cluisel: Small-scale producers of artisan chocolate are having an impact on the chocolate market. 19/12/2022

  • French chocolate market around €3.3 billion
  • The artisan chocolate market is worth around €400 million
  • Cluizel generates annual sales of €24 million and employs over 200 people on a 20,000 m2 site in Damville, Eure

Chocolats Cluizel in Eure: a sense of family... and business 15/10/2022

  • Cluizel is a family-run company that makes top-of-the-range chocolate.
  • The company generates annual sales of €25 million, a quarter of which is exported.

Financial Data

DUNS: 603650094

Legal Name: MANUFACTURE CLUIZEL

Address: 7 AV MICHEL CLUIZEL DAMVILLE , 27240 MESNILS-SUR-ITON

Number of employees: Entre 100 et 199 salariés (2020)

Capital: 1 000 000 EUR


Financial Data:

Year 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Turnover 18 868 617 22 292 083 22 593 050 23 365 859 22 501 921 22 035 481
Gross margin (€) 14 926 542 17 450 838 17 641 718 17 747 145 17 169 169 17 698 000
EBITDA (€) 1 614 396 2 537 885 1 950 115 2 098 074 2 168 068 1 826 340
Operating profit (€) -196 822 137 295 68 939 205 824 244 141 -131 415
Net profit (€) 15 765 309 626 320 050 499 578 494 624 212 326
Turnover growth rate (%) -15,4 -1,3 -3,3 3,8 2,1 -
Ebitda margin rate (%) 8,6 11,4 8,6 9 9,6 8,3
Operating margin rate (%) -1 0,6 0,3 0,9 1,1 -0,6
Working Capital (turnover days) 53,1 42,5 50,4 21,7 53 49
Working Capital requirements (turnover days) 58,2 44,9 55,7 33,2 59,4 50,5
Net margin (%) 0,1 1,4 1,4 2,1 2,2 1
Added value / Turnover (%) 49,2 50,3 50,9 50,6 48,5 50,1
Wages and social charges (€) 6 776 303 7 595 779 7 940 571 7 969 147 7 443 978 8 224 663
Salaries / Turnover (%) 35,9 34,1 35,1 34,1 33,1 37,3

Company Managers:

Position First Name Last Name Age Linkedin
Président, Directeur général Marc CLUIZEL 59
Directeur général délégué Sylvie Christine Colette CLUIZEL 56

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