South Bakels buys Orley Foods

South Bakels has announced the acquisition of the Cape Town-based sweet ingredient solutions supplier Orley Foods from Kerry Ingredients South Africa, for an undisclosed sum. 

South Bakels is a market leader for bakery ingredient solutions and supplies to the South African bakery industry. Orley Foods has a 60-year history of providing sweet ingredients for the confectionery, ice cream, beverage, cereal, dairy and bakery markets.

The addition of Orley Foods will add new capabilities to South Bakels to foster continued growth in existing and new customer segments. 

Gerhard Grobbelaar, MD of South Bakels says: “We are very proud to welcome Orley Foods to the South Bakels family in the year when we’re celebrating its 75th anniversary in South Africa.

“Orley Foods adds exciting new solutions with complementary products to our product range, to the immense benefit of current and future customers”. 

Craig Broadfoot, who has recently joined Bakels as the National Foodservices and Industrial Sales Manager, says: “With the new joint capabilities and our excellent teams producing high quality products, backed by dedicated customer service and support, we look forward to sharing this exciting journey with our customer partners.”

As a group of international companies, Bakels has been successful in the development, production and marketing of bakery ingredients since 1904.

Today, Bakels is one of the leading companies in its market. With 3 000 employees, the group is active worldwide on all five continents.

“As a technically-based company our objective is to assist customers develop and sell (more) bakery products. We achieve this by presenting concepts and ingredients which bakers use to increase their sales and improve quality and efficiency,” adds Broadfoot. “The addition of Orley will support expansion into new channels and increase our footprint in the food industry.”

The Orley product range includes:

  • Chocolate products – chips, chunks, slabs, spreads and fillings.
  • Sugar and syrup-based sauces and spreads.
  • Non-dairy whips and spreads.
  • Ice cream coatings, syrups and ripple sauces.
  • Sugar and chocolate panned products.
  • Hard boils.
  • Milkshake syrups, sucralene and invert syrups.

Source: South Bakels: read more here

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