Refresco, the largest independent private label and branded beverage bottler in Europe and North America, announces that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Hansa-Heemann. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval.
Hansa-Heemann, located in Rellingen, Germany, is a family-run, independent beverage company with five production sites in Germany. With a turnover of approximately 300 million euros and more than 800 employees, the company has a great deal of industry expertise and offers its customers first-class service. The company’s product range focuses on mineral water and carbonated soft drinks such as colas, lemonades and bitter drinks. The company is active in three segments: as a supplier for private labels, with its own brands and as a co-packer for branded products.
Today’s announcement is a continuation of Refresco’s successful buy-and-build strategy. With this acquisition Refresco intends to further expand its product and brand portfolio. Mineral water is the largest product group in the non-alcoholic beverage market. The environment is highly competitive and characterised by many smaller local and regional players who maintain a strong market position. A particular focus of the market is on sustainability with the aim of improving the use of recycled PET and reducing the operational carbon footprint.