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Makers of Suchard's Chocolate.
1797 Phillipe Suchard born in Boudry, Switzerland.
1815 Started work as an apprentice confectioner to his brother.
1824 After returning to Switzerland from the USA, he started his own confectioners business in Neuchatel. During this time, with the help of just one assistant, he produced 25-30kgs of chocolate bars per day.
1880 Suchard opened his first branch outside Switzerland, in Lorrach, Germany.
1884 Phillipe Suchard died.
1890s The Suchard company introduced milk chocolate.
1970 Suchard and Tobler, another Swiss chocolate maker, merged.
1992 Company merged with Jacobs, a German coffee company, becoming Jacobs Suchard