PORTIONPACK EUROPE GROUP HAS ACQUIRED CUSTOMPACK LIMITED
Oud Beijerland, September 19, 2018. PortionPack Europe Group, the leading European specialist for portion packs, today announced that it has acquired CustomPack Ltd, formerly known as Chequer Foods Ltd, from Selecta Group, via its UK based company Single Source Ltd.
CustomPack focuses on the provision of single portion items such as wet sauces, dry products and portion packing to its clients from its assembly facilities in Telford UK. The business generated net sales in excess of €20 million in the 12 month period to end-June 2018.
David Flochel CEO of Selecta Group, commented: “CustomPack is a good solid business. However, given our focus on being the leading unattended self-service convenience food and beverage operator in Europe, we feel CustomPack is non-core and that its future growth can be better supported by a new owner. PortionPack operates in the same industry as CustomPack, understands how the business works and can drive the business forward. Selecta will continue to source products from CustomPack.”
PortionPack Europe CEO, Sidney Moll, commented “We are delighted to welcome CustomPack Limited to the PortionPack Family. CustomPack specialises in portion packing which is at the heart of our group and the company will sit alongside Single Source Limited, our existing UK portion pack business, also based in Telford Shropshire. The management team will now explore synergies and how the two businesses can operate in tandem to enhance our customers’ experiences and continue to serve the UK and Ireland Foodservice market with “Passion for Portions”.
The financial terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.
About PortionPack Group
PortionPack Europe, part of Südzucker AG, is a group of companies originating from seven European countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK – all specialising in portion packs. PortionPack Europe has become the European market leader in portion packs through innovation, know-how and high quality to meet the diverse market needs. The group has a broad product range with an extensive portfolio of food and non-food products. The offering includes generic, branded, personalised and bespoke products. For further information, please visit www.portionpackeurope.com .
About Selecta Group
Headquartered in Switzerland since 1957, Selecta is a leading provider of self-service coffee and convenience food operating in 16 European countries and serving over 10 million customers each day. Annual pro forma turnover of EUR 1.4 billion is a testament to the passion and dedication of approximately 10,000 Selecta employees. In partnership with global brands such as Starbucks and Lavazza, Selecta provides high quality coffee and convenience food and beverages concepts for workplaces, public spaces, hotels, restaurants and cafes (“HoReCa”). For further information, please visit www.selecta.com .
20 Years of PortionPack Europe Group – that´s a reason to celebrate!
Sometimes small things in life can create the most beautiful moments.This is the belief that encourages the PPE team to give their best every day.
The story started 20 years ago – in 1998 when Südzucker AG laid the foundations of the present PortionPack Europe Group by bringing together Van Oordt and HELLMA Germany, leading specialists in single packs servings in their respective countries.
Van Oordt was founded by Hendrik van Oordt.
His company refined cane sugar imported by the Dutch East India Company. In 1734 he opened their first sugar refinery in Rotterdam. It was one of the first automated packers of sugar into portion packs at the end of 19th century.
HELLMA Germany’s-story began with the food wholesaler Karl Hellman in the 1920s.He successfully pursued the idea of marketing a twin pack of sugar cubes wrapped in printed paper displaying an advert. This was the beginning of the smallest advertising medium in the German market.
Today PortionPack Europe Group is a part of the Südzucker Group and are experts in production & distribution of portion packs for the out-of-home market and employ more than 430 people. As a group of seven companies across seven European countries, the PPE Group has become the European market leader in the portion pack segment. Together the group sells around 15 billion portions per year. That's more than 40 million portions a day.
To celebrate the groups 20th anniversary the PPE Management Board invited the PortionPack Europe Group management team to a Meeting in the Netherlands on 13/14th of June 2018. In addition to the exchange of information on strategy and vision, a small sailing regatta provided a lot of fun. In addition a group wide competition was held: all employees got a small red box with a mini muffin, candle and match. Every member of staff could participate by sending back a selfie complete with the mini muffin and lighted candle. The response was fantastic!
The management team would like to thank our all employees, customers and suppliers for their great commitment and trust in the last 20 years and we look to our future with great confidence! Following the motto: "We make SMALL things to BIG ones".
On March 1st 2018, Gerard Nota retired from PortionPack Europe (PPE).
Gerard started working for Van Oordt and founded PPE 20 years ago. Under his unique leadership he developed PPE not only to an international group of production and sales companies in portions, but also to a group of motivated, happy people working together to achieve results while having fun. He gave us trust, optimism and energy. Gerard will stay connected with us in a supporting role for our joint-venture CoSo in South Africa.