By Bakers Journal
Puratos Canada, the Canadian arm of global Belgium-based ingredient supplier, Puratos, announced the strategic acquisition of Sandel Foods Inc (SFI), based in British Columbia.
Established in 1979, SFI is a fruit fillings producers in Western Canada. SFI offers the expertise and flexibility to formulate products to meet the evolving needs of customers and consumers across Western Canada and the United States.
They are Canadian processors that provide glacé fruit products and are particularly known for their organic and preservative-free fillings. The facility is over 70,000 square feet of automated production lines.
“We are very excited and look forward to working with a strong-valued, family-oriented, and customer-centric company,” stated Wade Godin, Commercial Director of Sandel Foods in a press release. “Finding a partner in Puratos gives us the confidence that the business will continue to grow on a global level and that Sandel Foods will gain access to new technologies and industry-leading Research & Development opportunities.”
As partners in innovation, Puratos offers a full range of innovative products and application expertise. The Mississauga facility has an Innovation Centre, four production lines, a full R&D team and access to consumer research such as Taste Tomorrow, the world’s largest bakery, patisserie, and chocolate consumer survey.
This partnership will afford SFI access to new customers, technologies, R&D and marketing resources, allowing them to grow and expand their geographical sales offerings.
“We strongly believe that this strategic acquisition will be mutually beneficial and allow growth for both parties,” said Edouard Pot, President Puratos Canada in the press release. “The experienced team at SFI and its manufacturing platform produce high-quality and differentiated products which will enable us to expand our fillings portfolio and capabilities and enlarge our footprint in western North America. Additionally, SFI’s organic and preservative-free offerings align with Puratos’ proactive approach to consumer well-being. Through our Cleaner Label strategy, we are addressing increasing consumer demand for transparency and offering products that meet ever-changing dietary needs and lifestyle choices.”
Puratos aims for a seamless transition and integration for customers, suppliers, vendors, and partners. Future endeavors include exploring opportunities to bring in new resources, capabilities, and R&D support to enable accelerated growth.