Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Arla Foods Ingredients signs acquisition agreement with owners of Volac’s Whey Nutrition Business

Arla Foods Ingredients has reached an agreement to acquire Volac’s Whey Nutrition business.

The UK-based Volac group specialises in turning whey into ingredients for sports nutrition, with by-products being sold for food and animal nutrition. At its heart is its whey processing facility in Felinfach in Wales.

Arla Foods Ingredients has signed an agreement to acquire the Whey Nutrition division of Volac’s business through a purchase of the shares in Volac Whey Nutrition Holdings Limited and its subsidiaries, Volac Whey Nutrition Limited and Volac Renewable Energy Limited. Completion of the transaction is expected later this year subject to required regulatory approvals.

The acquisition would play a significant role in Arla Foods Ingredients’ future plans. It envisions the Felinfach site as a global production hub and a cornerstone of an enhanced product offering in the performance, health and food sectors.

For Volac, this represents a logical step in its evolution as a family business and provides the springboard for the optimal development of the Whey Nutrition Business as well as Volac’s remaining Animal Nutrition Business.

Luis Cubel, Group Vice President and Managing Director of Arla Foods Ingredients, said: “This brings together two complementary offerings in a growing and increasingly international space for whey products.

“Volac is a pioneer in the use of whey protein for performance nutrition and has a wealth of expertise as well as an incredibly talented team. It shares our commitment to helping companies worldwide harness the full potential of whey, and we’re hugely excited about the opportunities that lie ahead.”

James Neville, joint owner of Volac, on behalf of the Neville family, said: “Whey processing started at the Felinfach site more than three decades ago, and we couldn’t be prouder of everything that’s been achieved by everyone involved in the business since then.

“When considering the future of Volac Whey Nutrition and the opportunities that lie ahead for that business, it was crucial for us to choose a partner with the right values and expertise. Arla Foods Ingredients has the ambition and the knowledge to take the business to the next level.”

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