McCain Foods acquires Scelta Products
by CM Staff
Scelta Products marks the latest in a series of investments and acquisitions McCain has made in recent years to expand its appetizer and snacking offerings
TORONTO — McCain Foods has acquired Scelta Products, adding the Netherlands-based producer of frozen foods to its growing family of product offerings.
McCain says it continues to look for opportunities to grow and invest with acquisitions. Scelta Products marks the latest in a series of investments and acquisitions McCain has made in recent years to expand its appetizer and snacking offerings; some of these include Ad van Geloven, Strong Roots and Forno De Minas.
“With common customers and shared values as family-owned companies, there is a natural complement between McCain Foods and Scelta Products,” said Max Koeune, president & CEO of McCain Foods in a statement.
“We feel honoured and privileged to build on the legacy of Scelta Products, bringing their delicious product to our customers as we expand on the fantastic business that Scelta’s founders have created.”
Scelta Products has operated in the frozen vegetable industry for more than 22 years and has been a business partner of McCain’s for the past 13 years. The company says Scelta Products’ onion rings, battered and breaded mushrooms and other vegetable appetizers fit within McCain’s existing appetizers portfolio.
Scelta Products’ plant assets will be integrated into McCain’s product network, creating increased production capacity to accelerate global prepared appetizer growth throughout European and international markets.
Scelta Mushrooms, cofounder of Scelta Products and the international route to market for more than 20 years, will solely focus on its mushroom business going forward.