On 2nd October 2013, BI Bakery Ingredients Holding GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Wilh. Werhahn KG, signed a sale and purchase agreement for the sale of the Gb Plange Group to Associated British Foods plc, acting on behalf of its wholly owned subsidiary AB Mauri, subject to approval by the relevant competition authority.
The sale will bring together two highly complementary organizations and will build on the strengths of both organizations’ people, products and capabilities to deliver excellent products and service to customers.
Note: AB Mauri operates globally in yeast and bakery ingredients with 49 plants in 26 countries, supplying the bakery industry. It is a technology leader in yeast, bread improvers, dough conditioners and bakery mixes and employs circa 6,500 people across six regions; International (which includes Europe), North America, Hispano-America, BMCA (Brazil, Mexico and Central America), China and India.
Note: Gb Plange, is a bakery ingredients supplier operating in key European markets including the UK, Italy, Iberia, Belgium, the Netherlands and France. It offers customers – whether from the craft or industrial sector – a comprehensive program of high quality bakery ingredients as well as excellent technical application support. Gb Plange has extensive experience and expertise in fermentation, enzyme and flour technology.