Surexport acquires majority stake in Jong Fruit
Spain-based berry firm Surexport has acquired a majority stake in Jong Fruit, the Dutch strawberry producer.
Monetary particulars haven’t been revealed.
Jong Fruit’s founding shareholders, brothers Arian de Jong and Rob van der Wouw, will proceed to guide the enterprise alongside Surexport.
The Dutch firm, headquartered in Dongen, produces 2.5 million strawberries yearly, in response to its web site.
From its base in Huelva, Spain, Surexport provides strawberries, blueberries and blackberries to European retailers, primarily within the UK, Germany, Central European and Benelux markets, in addition to native clients.
The Spanish firm mentioned the acquisition of Jong Fruit “represents a promising step in Surexport’s development technique, which focuses on innovation, high quality, year-round provide and long-term relationships with main European retailers.”
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“For a very long time I’ve believed in becoming a member of forces in a world smooth fruits platform,” mentioned van der Woo. “Throughout my first assembly with Surexport, I instantly noticed the numerous alternatives and synergies that have been doable for each events. Our shared ardour for the Encourage Group confirmed my conviction. It was subsequently a no brainer resolution to make.” It’s troublesome for me to promote my shares to Surexport and stay energetic throughout the workforce.
“I look ahead to proudly main the Surexport platform in North West Europe within the position of Managing Director and aggressively constructing on this strategic combine,” De Jong added.
Andres Morales, CEO of Surexport, mentioned: “This acquisition matches completely into our development technique and permits us to strengthen our presence in North-West Europe. We’re delighted to welcome you to the Jong Fruit workforce and work collectively to grow to be the undisputed main European berry producer.”
In October, Surexport purchased native peer Flor de Doñana, Morocco’s AG Group and Portugal’s Solana Fruits, with backing from personal fairness buyers.