Royal Zeelandia Group acquires Belgian based Wouters NV and its bakery activities.


Per May 1, Wouters N.V. is part of the Koninklijke Zeelandia Group. Wouters, a Belgian family business based in Lokeren, has been active in bakery ingredients, oils and frying fats for almost 100 years.

 To Zeelandia Wouters is a strategic acquisition due to its strong quality image in the Belgian market as a manufacturer of bakery pastes for the traditional bakeries, and because of the growth potential for the rest of Europe.

With the acquisition of Wouters by Zeelandia, Wouters' oil & fats activities for Foodservice and Food Industry were sold to Remia, also a Dutch family business.

The acquisition of Wouters strengthens Zeelandia with several complementing process technologies, a very good addition to the existing competences of Zeelandia, to further respond to the growing demand for innovation by both the small and medium sized bakeries and industrial bakeries.

Wouters and its brands will remain active on the Belgian market alongside Zeelandia.

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