Caldic acquires Arlès Agroalimentaire16 Oct 2019
Caldic has acquired Arlès Agroalimentaire, a distributor of food ingredients and functional additives in France.
The company says that the agreement underlines Caldic’s ambition to become a leading food ingredient solution provider in Europe.
Arlès Agroalimentaire is a family business that has been engaged in the distribution of food ingredients since 1914. It serves over 900 customers.
This latest addition is, says Caldic, a great fit to its current business in the European bakery, dairy, beverage, savoury, confectionery and nutrition markets. With Arlès’ range of food ingredients and functional additives, including starches, emulsifiers, flavours, colours, proteins and sweeteners, Caldic claims it has become one of the top players in the French Food ingredients market.
“We are very pleased with the acquisition of Arlès Agroalimentaire, an important milestones in our European food ingredients distribution growth strategy,” said Laurent Pasqualini, Director Distribution Europe at Caldic. “Our companies perfectly complement each other. We have similar values and a matching vision towards employees, suppliers and customers. With Arlès Agroalimentaire aboard, I am confident that together we will successfully bring many innovative food solutions to customers and grow the market for our principles and partners.”
Nathalie Arlès, CEO of Arlès Agroalimentaire, said: “Our goal has always been to be the best source for the products we sell to our customers and a highly value added distributor to our vendors. Since Caldic’s full-service specialty strategy perfectly reflects our vision for the future, we are happy to become part of the Caldic family. It means both our customers and employees will benefit from Caldic’s global network and capabilities.”
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