FrieslandCampina Kievit GmbH reached an agreement to transfer its commercial vending activities managed from the Lippstadt site (formerly Satro) to Barry Callebaut Sweden AB. This mainly involves sales of products used in coffee and chocolate vending machines. Furthermore, both companies concluded a long-term contract manufacturing agreement, whereby the FrieslandCampina Kievit location in Lippstadt will continue to produce vending products which will be supplied to Barry Callebaut.
This transaction enables Barry Callebaut to strengthen its position in the European Vending segment, driving increased product range and innovation. FrieslandCampina Kievit will focus on its core activities, i.e. high quality (foaming) creamers, food ingredients and micro-encapsulates for the global beverage and food industry, including the vending segment.
“This agreement allows both companies to focus on their strengths and provides future prospects for the location Lippstadt.” says Tine Snels, executive director FrieslandCampina Ingredients.
Employees and customers have been informed about the changes. The acquisition is subject to approval of competition authorities.