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To build and drive its customer co-development strategy and broaden its capabilities, AAK has acquired British foodservice company BD Foods located in St Leonards-on-Sea on the south coast of England.

 BD Foods is a producer of tailor-made restaurant quality meal accompaniments and had revenues of approximately SEK 120 million in 2018.

“This acquisition is a very good fit with our global foodservice expansion and will provide a complementary range of products at the premium end of the foodservice market”, says Johan Westman, President and CEO. “BD Foods has a broad product and packaging offering, a customer-centric approach and a strong reputation in UK foodservice.”

BD Foods was established in 2001 and has approximately 100 employees. The company has a portfolio of over 3,000 products that are sold to a wide range of customers, including restaurants, hotels, airlines, wholesalers, and food manufacturers.

“By acquiring BD Foods, we will extend our foodservice range with, for example, dip pots, pouches and hot filled products”, says René Schou, President AAK Foodservice. “We will furthermore increase our capabilities and broaden our product portfolio which will give us greater access to some key operators in the foodservice market.”