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Caldic acquires Acatris, strengthens capabilities in food

February 6, 2018
Consumer Packaged Goods

Caldic has announced that it set to acquire Acatris, a supplier of ingredients, services and solutions to the Food Processing industry. The completion of this agreement underlines Caldic’s vision to be a full-service and customer-focused distributor of food. With this acquisition, Caldic strengthens its range of single ingredients and stabilizer systems.

Acatris is located in Bunschoten, the Netherlands and Mechelen, Belgium.

“The Acatris service portfolio and their strong established partnerships in these markets will give us a much stronger presence within the Benelux,” says Paul Veth, Director Ingredients Europe at Caldic B.V.

“The Acatris service portfolio and their strong established partnerships in these markets will give us a much stronger presence within the Benelux,” he explains.

Caldic Ingredients Benelux currently offers complete and tailored services from their laboratories and test kitchens in Oudewater, the Netherlands and Hemiksem, Belgium. Following market developments, it has established a leading position in Bakery, Dairy, Nutrition, Savoury, Confectionery, Beverages and Feed markets.

Olav van Caldenborgh, Caldic’s CEO, explains the strategy behind this acquisition with great enthusiasm: “Recently Caldic Belgium and Caldic Ingredients in the Netherlands joined forces by forming one Benelux team to guarantee an even better service to customers and a stronger route to market for suppliers. The addition of the tailored and innovative Acatris solutions perfectly aligns with this. It strengthens our position in the market and I’m convinced that both our customers and suppliers will benefit from it.”

Bert Piëst, CEO at Acatris expresses his contentment with this agreement: “The customer-centric vision of Caldic perfectly matches the Acatris identity and gives Acatris the opportunity to geographically expand its own ingredient blends via the international Caldic distribution channels.”

Eric van de Hoek, COO at Acatris adds: “By joining forces we are creating a very solid base with thorough product application knowledge and a fully dedicated team to the Food and Nutritional industry. I’m very confident in the future success and growth of our business under Caldic’s flag.”

Source: Food Ingredients First

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