Ingredients company Barentz International has announced its acquisition of Leipurin’s meat industry unit as it aims to widen its portfolio for the meat industry.
Through its Finish subsidiary Maustepalvelu, Barentz aims to become the leading ingredients supplier in Finland and strengthen its market share in the Nordic region.
It is hoped Leipurin’s customer base in Finland will benefit from the creative technologists at Maustepalvelu’s concept and application centre, who offer the meat industry tailor-made food solutions.
Barentz International CEO Hidde van der Wal said: “The acquisition of Leipurin’s meat industry unit fits well into Barentz strategy to grow our market share in the meat industry.
“It will not only increase our customer base, but also expand Barentz’ ingredients portfolio with several interesting product ranges, for example a nice collection of natural and organic ingredients.”
Maustepalvelu managing director Mikko Salonen added: “We have been cooperating with Leipurin for several years, and with food solutions for the meat industry being Maustepalvelu’s main business, the takeover of Leipurin’s meat unit was a natural move, securing our position on the Finnish market.
“We are also looking forward to continuing our good cooperation with Leipurin in Leipurin’s main sector bakery blends.”
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