SodaStream to acquire CEM Industries

Rebecca Prescott6 Oct 2011 (Updated 10 Feb 2014)

SodaStream International has confirmed that its fully owned subsidiary has acquired 100% of the share capital of CEM Industries. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Based in Italy, CEM is an international designer and manufacturer of products for the water cooler and beverage industry, with proprietary technologies that are used across a broad product portfolio for personal and commercial-grade use, including single-serve dispensing.

Among their products are water carbonation, cooling and dispensing systems and related accessories. Their micro-filtering system removes excess chlorine and other impurities from tap water, and improves the water's organoleptic features such as smell, taste, clarity and purity.

Daniel Birnbaum, CEO of SodaStream, said: "CEM has been at the forefront of technological advancement in water dispensing for several years. Their carbonation expertise and products are a perfect complement to our current capabilities.

"This acquisition will help provide new products and features for our core business of home carbonation, and will accelerate our future penetration into new channels such as offices, restaurants, and hospitality as we expand our out-of-home strategy.

"We look forward to combining our brand momentum and distribution platform in 41 markets with CEM's product portfolio and technologies to create exciting new growth opportunities."

Source: SodaStream