Lamb Weston / Meijer completes acquisition potato division Oerlemans Foods

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.

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

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.