Refresco, beverage bottler for brands such as Del Monte and Ocean Spray, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Hansa-Heemann, following regulatory approval from competition authorities.
Hansa-Heemann is a family-owned business and an independent beverage manufacturer in Germany.
Refresco's Expanded Offering
In July of last year, Refresco announced that it had entered into an agreement with Hansa-Heemann to acquire its five production sites in Germany.
The closing of the acquisition means that Refresco now has nine bottling facilities across Germany.
Hans Roelofs, CEO of Refresco Group, said, "I am very pleased to add Hansa-Heemann to the Refresco Group, as it further diversifies and strengthens our business in Germany, which will benefit our customers. Through this acquisition, we significantly expand our offering in mineral water and soft drinks, and we are going to accelerate our operational excellence through Hansa-Heemann’s know-how in the water category.
"In addition, we will be able to improve transport efficiencies and leverage our global scale to further drive change in improving the sustainable use of resources."
The integration process is set to commence immediately, the company added.
Hansa-Heemann is an independent beverage manufacturer in Germany, specialising in the production and bottling of mineral water and non-alcoholic soft drinks.
Its product portfolio includes a mixture of own brands and trademarks.
A majority of its volume (60%) is in mineral water, with the remaining 40% in carbonated soft drinks.
As a partner with major retailers in Germany, Hansa-Heemann manufactures and distributes mineral water brands, such as Fūrst Bismarck, hella, and St. Michaelis.
Hansa-Heemann operates five production sites across Germany and employs approximately 800 people.