PROBAT acquires Royal Duyvis Wiener

PROBAT recently announced that it has acquired Dutch-based manufacturer Royal Duyvis Wiener, strengthening its position in the cocoa and chocolate sector.

With the integration of Royal Duyvis Wiener, PROBAT strengthens its position in product and process innovation and expands its technological lead in the food processing sector. To exploit synergies and create integrated solutions for cross-segment projects, the technology transfer between the individual group members will now be significantly intensified. The aim is to further increase market share in the global cocoa and chocolate sector.

Founded in 1885 as a machine factory for cranes, lifts, and bridges, Royal Duyvis Wiener is now known worldwide as a solution provider, especially in the cocoa and chocolate industry. From laboratory to large-scale production, from individual machines to turnkey processing plants, the company from the Zaan region of the Netherlands offers a wide range of products and solutions for the entire cocoa and chocolate production process.

Quality and longevity are the company’s hallmarks. They are shared with PROBAT. In the recent past, however, the company had to face considerable structural challenges. With PROBAT’s strong backbone, it will soon be back on the road to success.

“After the recent integration of AC Horn, the acquisition of Royal Duyvis Wiener with its unique product portfolio is another milestone on our way to becoming a dominant force in the coffee, cocoa, chocolate, and nut processing industries. PROBAT is the undisputed world market leader in plant and machinery for coffee refinement with more than two centuries of process engineering expertise. Together with Duyvis Wiener, we will create synergies that will shape the future of the cocoa and chocolate industry. The acquisition process has also been challenging in terms of time and content. We are grateful to have FAI as a partner who supported us with their expertise,” said Wim Abbing, CEO, PROBAT.

Royal Duyvis Wiener is joining other PROBAT Group brands including HDM Group, which celebrated 10 years in October 2023 as part of the PROBAT family, marketing the acquisition of the Scottish Ladco Group and the merger of established brands Bauermeister, Beetz, MacIntyre and Petzholdt-Heidenauer.

This news follows the recent integration of AC Horn Manufacturing, a manufacturer of premium food processing equipment based in Texas, USA. PROBAT said this was a strategic investment and enabled it to strengthen its competitive advantage through new technological capabilities and synergies to further penetrate the global food market.

PROBAT said in a press release that the acquisition process had been challenging in terms of time and content, and thanks FAI as a partner for supporting them with their expertise.

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