St. Paul acquires processed cheese and grated cheese activities of Givaudan/Vika

May 13th, 2020

St. Paul Group is pleased to announce that it has acquired the processed cheese, analogue cheese, grated cheese and air-dried cheese activities of Givaudan/Vika. The transaction is finalised on May 12th, 2020.

This transaction represents a successful extension of St. Paul’s customer base in ready meals, snacks and processed food. In addition St. Paul will now also be able to offer a wider range of product formats in grated cheese and air dried cheese.

St. Paul Group is a medium-sized family owned company with sales just above € 50 mln. The company is a leading supplier of cheese, analogue and vegan solutions for the food industry. St. Paul considers itself a solution driven, innovative, and reliable partner for the processed food industry. St. Paul has a strong focus on Europe with considerable and growing sales volumes in the rest of the world. Relying on 8 generations of dairy know-how, St. Paul’s owner Dieter Kuijl started the production of cheese solutions in Lokeren, Belgium, in 1985. Nowadays production is divided over three locations with the group’s headquarters as well as its warehouse in Sint Jansteen, the Netherlands.

Givaudan is the global leader in the creation of flavours and fragrances. In close collaboration with food, beverage, consumer product and fragrance partners, Givaudan develops tastes and scents that delight consumers worldwide. With a passion to understand consumers’ preferences and a relentless drive to innovate, Givaudan is at the forefront of creating flavours and fragrances that ‘engage your senses’. The company achieved sales of CHF 6.2 billion in 2019. Headquartered in Switzerland with local presence in over 180 locations, the company has over 14,900 employees worldwide.

The combination of St. Paul and Givaudan/Vika’s former activities will strengthen St. Paul’s position as a strong and leading player in cheese solutions, offering a wide range of cheese based, analogue and vegan product formats for global customers in the food industry.

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