International bakery group, Lantmännen Unibake, has signed an agreement to acquire Australian pastry manufacturer, Bakery Du Jour. The acquisition is a key step to expand Lantmännen Unibake’s global footprint.
Family-owned Bakery Du Jour was founded more than 20 years ago and is a leading supplier of premium pastry products to major Australian retailers as well as food service customers. Bakery Du Jour employs around 90 people and is located in Melbourne, Australia.
Since 2006, Lantmännen Unibake has been successfully exporting pastry products to the Australian market. The acquisition of Bakery Du Jour now supports Lantmännen Unibake’s growth with locally produced products:
“Bakery Du Jour has a strong, customer-focused company culture with highly engaged people, an attractive market position as well as business model. Building on our passion for baking, quality focus and innovation, we believe there is great potential to grow thecombined businesses further and continue to deliver great results” says Werner Devinck, CEO of Lantmännen Unibake.
“In order to grow Bakery Du Jour further and realise its full potential, we have been looking for a strong business partner with the necessary skills, experience and industry expertise. With Lantmännen Unibake we have found that,” says Fernando Gaspar, owner of Bakery Du Jour.
The transaction is subject to approval by the relevant authorities. Until closing, both companies will continue to operate independently.
About Lantmännen Unibake
Lantmännen Unibake is a leading international bakery company within the Lantmännen Group. With expertise in fresh and frozen bakery products for food service and retail the aim is to make bread and pastry a profitable business for customers through high-quality products and innovative solutions and based on a sustainable mind-set and excellent food safety standards. Headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, Lantmännen Unibake operates 35 bakeries around the world and has sales in more than 60 countries. The brand portfolio comprises a range of well-established brands: Hatting, Schulstad, Schulstad Bakery Solutions, Schulstad Royal Danish Pastry, Bonjour and others. Lantmännen Unibake has a turnover of EUR 1.1 billion (SEK 11 billion) and employs 6,000 people in more than 20 countries. www.lantmannen-unibake.com
About Bakery Du Jour
Based in Victoria Australia, Bakery Du Jour is a leading manufacturer of premium pastry products to the retail and food service industries. Passionate about quality and food safety, they utilise cutting edge technology whilst applying traditional European techniques in the preparation of Croissants, Danish and French pastry. In addition to a core range of Bakery Du Jour branded products they also specialise in contract manufacturing for Customer’s own specific requirements.
Lantmännen is an agricultural cooperative and Northern Europe’s leader in agriculture, machinery, bioenergy and food products. Owned by 25,000 Swedish farmers, we have 10,000 employees, operations in over 20 countries and an annual turnover of EUR 4 billion (SEK 41 billion). With grain at the heart of our operations, we refine arable land resources to make farming thrive. Some of our best-known food brands are AXA, Bonjour, Kungsörnen, GoGreen, Gooh, FINN CRISP, Schulstad and Vaasan. Our company is founded on the knowledge and values acquired through generations of farmers. With research, development and operations throughout the value chain, together we take responsibility from field to fork. For more information: www.lantmannen.com/en.
For more information please contact:
Tine Greve, Director Global Communications at Lantmännen Unibake;
M: +45 42 82 21 76; E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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