Geris Dairy Solutions buys cheese cleaning division St. Paul

Nederweert (Netherlands) – September 2nd 2021

Geris Dairy Solutions BV, a leading European industrial cheese supplier, has acquired the cleaning division of St. Paul B.V., in the Netherlands. This acquisition is in line with the renewed focus strategy deployed by the company at the end of 2020, and will enable Geris Dairy Solutions to set new standards and increase the capacity of its existing international cleaning services for premium cheese manufacturers.   

Where St. Paul has chosen to focus on the production and melting of cheese, Geris Dairy Solutions continues to grow its international services to its clients.  We are very pleased that we can meet the demand of the market and grow our services to our clients. We share the same high quality standards of St. Paul and believe that we, with this takeover, can grow our already unique portfolio of add-on and value driven services successfully. Our customers will benefit in particular from the additional capacity we can offer them.’ said Eric Coenen, General Director of Geris Dairy Solutions.

St. Paul was founded in 1985 and is a specialized supplier of processed cheese products for the industry. With production facilities in Belgium and The Netherlands they have managed their growth continuously as a producer of high quality and functional cheese solutions for industrial customers in the food industry worldwide. The decision to divest its cleaning division is a matter of refocusing as Dieter Kuijl as CEO of St. Paul states: ‘If you can’t focus on activities it is time to set clear new targets. Due to the unrestrained growth of our melting cheese solutions, we choose to review and rethink our strategy. In Geris Dairy Solutions we found a trusted partner to take over our cheese cleaning division. From our point of view a perfect match with a secure future.’ 

The processing and cleaning of cheeses is an add-on service that Geris Dairy Solutions has offered its clients since 2017. Nick de Graaf, Commercial Director of Geris Dairy Solutions and responsible for strategic planning stated: 'With the acquisition of the cleaning division of St. Paul our capacity is expanded significantly. It is in line with our strategy to create more volume and value to producers and industrial processors in Europe, with a specific focus on cheese.'

About Geris Dairy Solutions

Geris Dairy Solutions was founded in 2009. The company represents a new generation with a competitive sales and distribution model that has changed the dairy industry. They provide producers, cooperatives, and manufacturers of dairy foods with reliable and instant access to global markets, and the products they need. Offering stability to producers and their customers, with a strong reputation for delivering on their agreements. Within their wide product range there is a clear focus on cheese.

About St. Paul

St. Paul is a well-known and trusted partner in the food industry. Founded in 1985 they managed to change and disrupt the creation of high quality industrial melted cheeses. Their ability to combine entrepreneurial thinking with great passion for cheese created new quality standards despite high quantity volumes. Committed to creating reliable and leading production methods, their loyalty and honesty in business operations turned them into a leading and reliable partner for industrial cheeses.

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