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Lamb Weston / Meijer completes acquisition potato division Oerlemans Foods

Lamb Weston / Meijer completes acquisition potato division Oerlemans Foods

The signing of the contract by Raoul Vorage, CFO/COO Oerlemans Foods (left) and Bas Alblas, CEO Lamb Weston / Meijer (right), officially marks the acquisition of the potato division of Oerlemans Foods by Lamb Weston / Meijer.

June 16, 2017
Lamb Weston / Meijer, the European joint venture of Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc., announced June 15th that it has completed its acquisition of the potato division of Oerlemans Foods.

The acquisition includes a frozen potato processing facility in Broekhuizenvorst, Netherlands, and will add approximately 85,000 tons of production capacity to Lamb Weston / Meijer's existing network.

With this acquisition Lamb Weston / Meijer reinforces its leading position in the international market for frozen potato products and responds to both the increasing demand for frozen potato products as well as the growth ambitions of its customers.

The sale allows Oerlemans Foods to further position itself as a specialist in frozen fresh fruits and vegetables.

Lamb Weston /Meijer and Oerlemans Foods announced on April 26, 2017 that they had reached agreement on the acquisition.
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Lamb Weston Holdings Inc (NYSE:LW) is the largest potato company in North America with annual sales of approximately $2 billion. Lamb Weston manufactures french fries, potato specialties and dehydrated potato products.
Lamb Weston / Meijer is one of the larger manufacturer of French Fries and Potato specialties in Europe, with 4 production facilities in the Netherlands (Kruiningen, Oosterbierum, Bergen op Zoom as well as the former Oerlemans production site in Broekhuizenvorst) and one in Wisbech in the UK (previous Garden Isle plant) and one in Austria (Frisch und Frost).
Oerlemans Foods is a specialised manufacturer and supplier of fresh frozen vegetables, fruit and potato products.