Refresco and Gerber Emig agree to merge

Shaun Weston16 Apr 2013 (Updated 12 Nov 2013)

The shareholders of Gerber Emig and Refresco have signed a contractual agreement which, subject to approval of competition authorities, will lead to the merger of Gerber Emig and Refresco.

The combination creates a compelling industry proposition for customers who will benefit from greater scale, a seamless service across geographies and access to a broader portfolio of soft drinks in more markets.

Andrew J Biles, group chief executive of Gerber Emig, said: "Gerber Emig and Refresco are highly regarded industry players with complementary knowhow, geography, products and technology.

"The new group will be a logical combination for Gerber Emig and all stakeholders providing greater scale and an enhanced capability for industry innovation.

I am looking forward to making the most of the opportunities that come with being part of a broader European Group.”