Cargill acquires Leman Decoration Group | 2021-05-06

SCHIPHOL, NETHERLANDS — Cargill’s acquisition of Leman Decoration Team involves the artisanal, small industrial and dwelling-baking segments and foodservice, broadening Cargill’s contributions to decorations space. It will also help Cargill’s cocoa and chocolate enterprise to give consumers complementary decoration engineering, improved generation capabilities and a broad-ranging solution portfolio to increase intimacy and speeds to sector.

“By adding Leman Decoration Team to the Cargill family members, we’re in a position to assist our gourmand and industrial prospects at just about every phase of their journey – from notion to finished products,” reported Inge Demeyere, controlling director, Cargill Chocolate Europe. “Our committed Gourmand small business will be a accurate 1-end shop for all their chocolate demands, inclusions, decorations, couverture chocolate and now an extensive variety of exclusive decorations, all backed by a one of a kind platform for audio consumer assistance, such as substantial R&D and printing abilities and the blended skills and means of two globe-course organizations.”

Leman Decoration Group’s production websites in Belgium, Mauritius and Thailand will be provided in the acquisition transaction, alongside with all of their facilities and their nearly 450 personnel, who will report to Cargill’s Global Connoisseur and Distribution business.

Leman Decoration Team is a loved ones-owned organization with prospects across 55 countries. It is recognized for its in depth merchandise variety, with a portfolio that incorporates cake decorations, chocolate printings, sugar-based decorations and wafers.

“Cargill’s deep chocolate manufacturing experience and set up international cocoa and chocolate source compliments our extended-standing commitment to our connoisseur clients,” said Didier Leman, operator of Leman Decoration Group. “By signing up for with Cargill, we can construct on our nearly 6-10 years legacy in the decoration area and leverage the collective strengths of our complementary operations to superior provide the total-spectrum of our clients’ demands now and for years to appear.”

Collaborations amongst the two firms include their Mouscron, Belgium-dependent innovation centers. Cargill’s Dwelling of Chocolate complex with chocolate working experience facility, pilot plant and sensory lab is predicted to open in early 2022. With Leman Decoration Group’s R&D hub located nearby, the middle will provide customer demonstrations, partnerships and innovations.

Cargill’s acquisition of Lemon Decoration Team is the newest go in a plan to increase its presence and products line in the gourmand area. It follows Cargill’s acquisition of Smet, a Belgium-centered chocolate and sweets decorations provider, in 2019, as properly as the growth of its Kalmthout, Belgium gourmand output facility in 2021. In March of this 12 months, Cargill extra signature origins to its Veliche line of couverture candies.