Fuchs Group acquires UK-based Bart’s Ingredients

By Laura Mullan
Fuchs Group, Germany's largest spice producer, has just bought UK herbs and spice company Bart’s Ingredients From private equity firm Langholm Capital...

Fuchs Group, Germany's largest spice producer, has just bought UK herbs and spice company Bart’s Ingredients From private equity firm Langholm Capital,

Through the move, Fuchs aims to continue its international growth strategy and target the UK market segment as it is the third largest market for herbs and spices in Europe.

RELATED STORIES: 

Bart’s Ingredients, the second largest herbs and spices company in the UK, specialises in the production of ingredients such as herbs, spices, seasonings, home baking, salts and pastes, offering over 500 products to its customers including organic and Fairtrade products.

In the last fiscal year, the company generated a total revenue of over £25mn and employs more than 180 people.

In 2014, it acquired OTP Foods to broaden ingredients offering to include products such as pasta and sauces.

“The acquisition of Bart Ingredients complements our existing portfolio of businesses and secures more market coverage in line with our growth strategy,” said Nils Meyer-Pries, CEO of the Fuchs Group.

“In our discussions with Bart Ingredients it is clear that the philosophies and people of both companies are well matched.

Bart Ingredients CEO David Collard added: “We are delighted to be joining the Fuchs family. We have admired their leadership in our industry and believe that our strategies are totally aligned. We look forward to developing our business as part of the Fuchs Group.

 

Share

Featured Articles

Livestock data management platform Breedr raises £12mn

Breedr helps farmers improve their livestock productivity & sustainability. Investbridge Capital led a £12mn funding round to build better farm trading

Coca-Cola, Diginex & Reckitt tech to support supply chains

Respect for human rights is critical to good business, says Coca-Cola’s Paul Lalli, as the company joins diginexLUMEN to catch supply chain forced labour

Luxury food manufacturer Venchi on sustainable packaging

Cècile Osti, of luxury chocolate manufacturer Venchi, on Easter 2022, Sorrento lemons, sustainable packaging, natural ingredients & the pleasure of food

How has the pandemic affected sales at General Mills?

Food

Morrisons partners with Nestle in sustainability scheme

Retail

PepsiCo Launches pep+ a Strategic End-to-End Transformation

Drink