US Lamb Weston acquires Netherlands-based Oerlemans Foods’ potato division

Lamb Weston Holdings Inc has announced that its European joint venture, Lamb-Weston/Meijer v.o.f., has signed an agreement to acquire the potato division of Oerlemans Foods Nederland B.V. The acquisition includes a frozen potato processing facility in Broekhuizenvorst, Netherlands, and is expected to be completed later this year.
“Our partnership with Lamb-Weston/Meijer, together with our operations in North America, allows us to reach customers around the world from key locations in the United States and Europe,” said Tom Werner, CEO, Lamb Weston. “This strategic acquisition is consistent with our investments to strengthen our position in the global industry, and to better support the increasing demand for frozen potato products and growth ambitions of our customers in Europe and abroad.”
Lamb-Weston/Meijer’s acquisition will add 185 million pounds of production capacity to its existing network, and will provide opportunities for further expansion. Upon completion of the acquisition, Lamb-Weston/Meijer will have four production sites in the Netherlands, as well as one in the United Kingdom and one in Austria.
Lamb Weston is a leading supplier of frozen potato, sweet potato, appetizer and vegetable products to restaurants and retailers around the world. Lamb Weston® is a world leading brand in high quality potato products, and is sold in over 100 countries around the world. Lamb-Weston/Meijer serves markets in Europe, the Middle East, Africa (EMEA) and Brazil. The company supplies frozen potato products like Twisters®, Potato Dippers and Connoisseur Fries to customers in the Foodservice, Quick Service and Retail segments. Lamb-Weston/Meijer is also an ingredient solutions provider for the food industry. For more than 20 years, Lamb-Weston/Meijer has led the industry in innovation, by introducing inventive products that add convenience to the operations of our customers and make eating more delicious for their customers. Lamb-Weston/Meijer has its headquarters in Kruiningen, The Netherlands. The company operates five factories: three in the Netherlands, one in the United Kingdom and one in Austria. Lamb-Weston/Meijer employs 1,300 people in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.