Diehl acquires powder, creamer unit of ACH
June 4, 2009
Diehl Food Ingredients, a business unit of SensoryEffects, announces the acquisition of the emulsified powders and non-dairy creamer business from ACH Food Companies, a subsidiary of Associated British Foods, Plc.
Diehl, a leading developer and manufacturer of emulsified powders for the food and beverage categories, cites the acquisition as one that will strengthen their product portfolio and their ability to better serve customers.
“Diehl is known for our innovative formulations, product performance solutions and dedicated customer service. We will continue to focus on delivering value-added functional ingredient technology centered on creaming agents, powdered vegetable shortenings, whip topping and dessert bases, and specialty emulsified powders,” says Jim Holdrieth, general manager of Diehl.
In addition to expanding Diehl’s product portfolio, the acquisition increases SensoryEffects overall capabilities as a developer, marketer and producer of specialty food and beverage ingredients, demonstrating their dedication to providing solution-based products and services for a variety of applications including beverages, baking and nutritional foods.
Over the course of the next several months, Diehl will be consolidating industrial non-dairy creamer production from ACH’s Champaign, Ill., facility to Diehl’s plant in Defiance, Ohio.
Diehl will be evaluating the best strategic direction for the retail business over the next several weeks.
Under license agreement, ACH will continue to produce and supply retail products ensuring consistent supply and service until a decision is reached as to whether or not this business segment will remain a part of Diehl.