Brenntag acquires leading UK bakery ingredients suppliers

Brenntag is expanding its business in the UK food ingredients distribution market by acquiring Kluman and Balter Limited and A1 Cake Mixes Limited

Brenntag, a global market leader in chemical distribution, is expanding its business in the UK food ingredients distribution market by acquiring Kluman and Balter Limited and A1 Cake Mixes Limited.

The companies specialise in the distribution of a comprehensive range of bakery ingredients as well as a large variety of bakery and confectionary mixes, connecting a diverse range of over 2,000 ingredients across commodities, higher-value items, own brand products and niche or bespoke ingredients. A designated New Product Development team offers technical product support and provides full product demonstrations, introducing new ideas and helping customers maximise growth potential.

Russel Argo, President, Brenntag UK & Ireland, commented, “We are delighted to welcome Kluman and Balter, one of the largest independent bakery ingredient suppliers and specialty cake mix blenders in the UK & Ireland, to Brenntag. The company is renowned for providing value-added services, including new product development and technical competence, which perfectly complement Brenntag's proposition to customers. The acquisition will significantly strengthen our offering to the sector. I am excited about the opportunities arising from our partnership which will create a true step change in our capabilities to support the market place".

The business is expected to generate total sales of approximately £77.5 million in the financial year 2017.

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