The first Incorporated between Maltese and Trinidadian shareholders 40 years ago in 1980. Started operation in 1982 under the Technical Assistance and Trademark Licencing Agreement with United Biscuits. The company started making British type biscuits and crackers under the McVitie’s and Crawford’s brands for the local market on two biscuit lines.
The association with United Biscuit lasted 20 years and it came to an end in 2002, two years before Malta joined the European Union.
Since inception CBC has always had its own brand of biscuits namely the Devon brand which today is known primarily for its Cream Crackers and Digestives, however, also includes a variety of cream biscuits, cookies, various crackers and a sugar free tea biscuit.
Between 1987 and 2004 CBC established distributors in several Middle Eastern markets and it now sells its DEVON branded products in Lebanon, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Dubai and Bahrain. CBC exports its products to over 25 countries.
In 1986 CBC diversified into snack foods production. Today the snack food factory has 4 lines; a Florigo pallet frying line, two American Extrusion lines making bake and fry type extruded products and a Cretor’s heat popped popcorn line.
Since joining the European Union CBC has also developed its business into niches of private label particularly for the UK and Irish markets.
CBC regularly participates in international exhibitions like PLMA Amsterdam, WABEL Paris, ANUGA Cologne, ISM Cologne and Gulfood Dubai.
The Company is BRC certified coupled with a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) System in place which is internationally recognized as being one of the most effective safety control systems in the food industry.