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Spice company Raps acquires Salz Centrale Hamburg
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23 October 2023

Spice company Raps acquires Salz Centrale Hamburg

German specialist spice manufacturer Raps has acquired the table salt business of Salz Centrale Hamburg through its majority holding with exotic spice company Biova. The acquisition adds a wide range of natural salts to Raps’ portfolio and expands its global network of suppliers. Salz Centrale says that over the last few decades, it has built up a large number of contacts in the countries of origin of the salts, such as Pakistan, Bolivia and Hawaii. Salz Centrale’s customers – including food manufacturers, wholesalers and chefs – will in future be supplied by Biova, which has been part of the Raps Group since 2021, and is a longstanding partner of Salz Centrale. Florian Knell, CEO of the Raps Group, said: "Part of our growth strategy is not only to grow by our own efforts, but also greatly expand our competence through acquisitions. Here, the purchase of Salz Centrale is another huge step forward.” Dirk Carstensen, founder of Salz Centrale commented: "It is a stroke of luck that we came to Raps through our close relationship with Biova. I am sure that I am leaving my life's work in good hands and that my long-standing customers will continue to be well looked after." Raphael Deckert, MD of Biova, added: "With Salz Centrale, we are not only welcoming friends to our Wildberg facility, but also further expanding our excellent market position for high-quality speciality salts and strengthening our European distribution." Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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