Hydrosol to grow dairy portfolio with new buy

By Helen Glaberson

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Hydrosol is to take over CCA Kilmmeck in its bid to become one of the world leading customized stabilizing suppliers for dairy products.

In particular, Klimmeck’s liquid stabilizers for cream and other dairy foods complement Hydrosol’s own stabilizer range for the same industry, Volkmar Wywiol,​founder and managing partner for Stern-Wywiol Gruppe told DairyReporter.com.

Hydrosol is a member of the Stern-Wywiol Gruppe based in Hamburg, a producer of a wide range of food ingredients.

One of Klimmecks’ main draws was its brand Laboron, which has been well established in the dairy industry for over 20 years, said Wywiol.

The brand, which includes various liquid stabilizing systems has a strong presence in German-speaking countries, he said.

This is a great opportunity for Hydrosol, which has an emphasis on Western and Eastern Europe, as Laboron will allow the firm to strengthen its ties with customers in this region, said Wywiol.

As well as merging the companies’ two product ranges, Klimmeck also offers the firm technical experience in the stabilizing of foods, he added.

“This will result in innovative ways of solving problems.”

Production transfer

The two companies’ applications technology will be merged too.

The production of Klimmeck’s Laboron products will be shifted from Bad Zwischenahn, Germany to Hydrosol’s compounding facility in Wittenburg, Germany.

There will be additional investments in the liquid sector, said Wywiol.

Klaus Klimmeck will remain available to Hydrosol as a consultant during the next few years, said the firm.

“It was the potential synergies and the young, dynamic team that made me decide to hand over my business activities to Hydrosol”,​ Klimmeck said.

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