SOUTH AFRICA – South Bakels, the market leader for bakery ingredient solutions and supplier to the South African bakery industry, has announced the completion of its acquisition of Orley Foods, a subsidiary of Kerry South Africa for an undisclosed sum.

South Bakels company produces and distributes a diverse range of premixes and specialized ingredients, catering to various bakery sectors.

According to Food Focus, the company stated that the addition of Orley Foods supports its expansion into new channels and increases its footprint in the food industry.

As a group of international companies with a history dating back to 1904, Bakels has successfully developed, produced, and marketed bakery ingredients. The company has a workforce of 3,000 employees operating on five continents globally.

With a history of innovative solutions, South Bakels has provided creative and tailored solutions to bakeries of all sizes, ranging from small trials to large-scale, customized solutions for retail and industrial bakeries.

Gerhard Grobbelaar, Managing Director of South Bakels, expressed pride in welcoming Orley Foods to the South Bakels family during their 75th year of business in South Africa, stating that the addition of Orley Foods offers new and complementary product solutions to the existing product range, benefiting both current and future customers.

On the other hand, Orley Foods is a Cape Town-based supplier of sweet ingredient solutions, from Kerry Ingredients South Africa Proprietary Limited.

The company has a 60-year history of providing sweet solutions for various markets, including confectionery, ice cream, beverage, cereal, dairy, and bakery.

Craig Broadfoot, the National Foodservice and Industrial Sales Manager at Bakels, shared his excitement about the joint capabilities of the two companies and their excellent teams.

Craig revealed that Bakel company formulates its products to meet the distinct demands of each market sector, and its seasoned sales and technical team is dedicated to serving the specific needs of every customer.

According to the company, as a technology-based company manufacturing quality products with a large technical sales organization and own distribution network, South Bakels is the go-to company for bakery ingredients.

In addition, Craig noted that the joint will enable Bakel to produce high-quality products with dedicated customer service and support.

The company ensures that it can supply suitable products and support, regardless of the customer’s size or the products they are producing.

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