Caldic acquires R2 Group

29 Sep 2015

Dutch distributor and producer of food ingredients and chemicals Caldic has completed the acquisition of R2 Group, an independent Nordic player offering food ingredients and chemical solutions for the industrial and health and personal care market. The company said that the agreement underlines Caldic’s aspiration to be an inspiring global provider of tailored solutions fulfilling […]

Caldic acquires R2 Group

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Dutch distributor and producer of food ingredients and chemicals Caldic has completed the acquisition of R2 Group, an independent Nordic player offering food ingredients and chemical solutions for the industrial and health and personal care market. The company said that the agreement underlines Caldic’s aspiration to be an inspiring global provider of tailored solutions fulfilling local customers’ demand, and that the acquisition also strengthens Caldic’s focus on innovative solutions beyond its current activities in the Nordic countries.

“This acquisition is supporting our focus on innovation in order to further extend our full service capabilities,” said Caldic’s Chief Executive Officer Olav van Caldenborgh. “R2 Group is a great addition with its production and innovation centers including liquid and dry production facilities for the food industry. Also, R2 Group obtained a strong position in bio based products and material science. Intensifying our customer focused vision, it ensures our capacity to stay ahead of market developments and fulfill customer demands.”

R2 Group is located in Hedensted, Jylland, and is said to be the leading food ingredients and chemical products provider in the Nordics and with significant sales in The Netherlands, Germany and Italy. The shareholders of R2 Group are its management team: Peter Skou, Thomas Nielsen and Lars Skou and the Danish private equity fund Maj Invest Equity.

”We look forward to joining forces with Caldic,” said Chief Executive Officer of R2 Group Peter Skou. “Caldic is a well-reputed Dutch company, and we share the same values and views of customer service, product innovation, and business ethics. We are confident that we will continue developing our long-term strategies in R2 Group, now under the umbrella of Caldic.”