Fruitapeel produces chilled, ambient, freeze-thaw-stable products in a wide variety of pack formats from its 50,000 sq foot manufacturing plant in Lancashire.
The acquisition will strengthen Puratos’ position in the UK bakery industry and enable the company to enhance its offering to existing and new customers.
Fruitapeel’s facility gives Puratos UK access to a strong manufacturing unit, offering flexibility and impressive speed-to-market credentials. The move also enables Puratos UK to develop its expertise in fruit sourcing and production of preservative-free fillings.
According to Julia Darvill, Puratos UK’s general manager, the move offers “a genuine win-win scenario for both businesses and their respective customer bases … offering a more comprehensive product and service range.
“We [also] welcome the employees of Fruitapeel to Puratos UK and look forward to working with them to further develop our collective capability,” she added.