German-Dutch firm, Royal Duyvis Wiener, says its acquisition of the Brazilian company JAF Inox will further solidify its global market position in cocoa and chocolate processing equipment.
The company said: “With this acquisition, the Royal Duyvis Wiener group has taken an additional important step in the globalization of the company. We will now be able to serve and support our South American customers from our new location in Brazil with the high quality standards you have come to expect.”
The Brazilian company was founded in 2008 by the family-owned gourmet chocolate manufacturer Sartori & Pedroso Food Company. Royal Duyvis Wiener said it values the strategic potential of this artisanal, Brazilian acquisition in its focus on research links, bean-to-bar manufacturing and chocolate equipment. It said the company would bring with it supply contracts with multinational companies.
The acquisition follows the addition of Thouet GmbH, specializing in mixing, conching and powder pulverising technology, last year. The company said this earlier move helped “round out its industrial size cocoa and chocolate equipment portfolio from raw bean to finished chocolate”.