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Egyptian acquisition helps Döhler target Middle East and Africa

25-Feb-2013

The acquisition of the fruit processing and flavour’s unit of Egyptian firm Delta Aromatic will help ingredients giant Döhler Group’s bid to expand into ‘dynamic’ African and Middle Eastern markets, says the firm.

The deal will see German-based flavours and ingredients firm Döhler acquire its first production site on the African continent, which will play a major role as the production and service hub for the dynamic markets in Africa and the Middle East, the firm said.

Döhler said that the acquisition of Delta Aromatic’s fruit and flavours unit – which will be renamed Döhler Egypt – ‘completes the Döhler product portfolio perfectly’ by adding mango, white guava, strawberry, apricot and tomato to the group’s capabilities.

The existing management from Detla’s fruit and flavours units will remain on board and will lead the newly formed Döhler Egypt, the company confirmed. Meanwhile, Delta Aromatic's remaining business units of ‘fragrance’ and ‘agriculture’ form no part of the acquisition deal and will remain an independent company.

The German flavour supplier said that the formation of Döhler Egypt will increase the firm’s proximity to customers in Africa and the Middle East – adding that the convenient geographical position in North Africa will allow the newly acquired business unit to deliver to its customers quickly and cost-effectively, both on the African continent and in the Middle East.

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