Netherlands-based Caldic B.V. has acquired French distributor of food ingredients and functional additives, Arlès Agroalimentaire SAS, with the aim of expanding its European footprint.
Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.
Arlès Agroalimentaire is a distributor in the French food ingredients market with a broad product portfolio that offers high quality food ingredients and functional additives, including starches, emulsifiers, flavours, colours, proteins and sweeteners.
Its areas of expertise include: texture and stabilisation, colour and brightness, taste & nutrition and inclusions.
Global distributor Caldic says its latest investment is a ‘great fit’ to its current business in the European bakery, dairy, beverage, savoury, confectionary and nutrition markets.
The acquisition is part of Caldic’s mission in becoming a leading food ingredient solution provider in Europe.
“We are very pleased with the acquisition of Arlès Agroalimentaire, an important milestone in our European food ingredients distribution growth strategy,” said Laurent Pasqualini, distribution director of Caldic Europe.
Pasqualini added: “Our companies perfectly complement each other. We have similar values and a matching vision towards employees, suppliers and customers. With Arlès Agroalimentaire aboard, I am confident that together we will successfully bring many innovative food solutions to customers and grow the market for our principles and partners.”
Nathalie Arlès, CEO of Arlès Agroalimentaire said: “Our goal has always been to be the best source for the products we sell to our customers and a highly value added distributor to our vendors.
“Since Caldic’s full-service specialty strategy perfectly reflects our vision for the future, we are happy to become part of the Caldic family. It means both our customers and employees will benefit from Caldic’s global network and capabilities.”
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