AGRISTO ACQUIRES THE SHARES OF WILLEQUET N.V. 31st of May 2011
After many years of very close co-operation, in order to continue and strengthen this partnership, an agreement has been finalised stipulating that AGRISTO, located in Harelbeke, Belgium, will purchase all the shares of WILLEQUET, located in Nazareth, Belgium.
WILLEQUET N.V. was founded in 1987 and focussed on the production of high-quality potato specialties.
According to Phillippe and Koen Willequet : “ It is a good thing that our trend-setting family company is passed onto another renowned family company and that our quality potato products will continue to be produced in Nazareth by our employees, whom we partly owe the success of this company to”.
AGRISTO N.V. produces an extensive range of deep-frozen pre-fried potato products at its production sites in Harelbeke (Belgium) and Tilburg (The Netherlands). These products are marketed and exported all over the world. The potato specialties produced at the Willequet factory have been available in the product range offered by Agristo, for many years .
Luc Raes and Antoon Wallays, founders of Agristo N.V. confirmed : “Following our many years of amicable cooperation, we very much look forward to the integration of the Willequet company and we are delighted that they will be a part of the growth strategy of the Agristo group . We hope that this extension of our frozen potato product range will develop and improve our high quality product offer to our customers , world-wide.”
Important synergies with regards to purchasing, production, logistics and sales can be realized and clearly contribute to the success of this transaction. It offers tremendous opportunities for innovation as well as the extension of the entire product range.
WILLEQUET N.V. AGRISTO N.V.
Philippe & Koen Willequet Luc Raes & Antoon Wallays
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