On 31 May, Ardo took over the Dutch company Ploegmakers Food Ingredients in Veghel. Ploegmakers Food Ingredients' activities, procedures and company culture correspond closely with those of the Ardo group.
Ploegmakers Food Ingredients will continue to operate under its present name as an independent business
of the Ardo group under Jorg Ploegmakers' leadership.
The company's founder and current Managing Director, Mr. Pieter Ploegmakers, has decided to take a step back
from the business.
With the takeover of Ploegmakers Food Ingredients, the Ardo group is strengthening its position as a supplier of
high-quality, fresh-frozen vegetables, fruit, pasta, rice, herbs and potatoes in the industrial market.
This takeover by the Ardo group does not have any direct consequences for the customers and suppliers of Ploegmakers Food Ingredients.
The Ardo group and Ploegmakers Food Ingredients will continue to do business with their current customers
in their usual way through the known channels. In the long term, both companies expect the takeover to deliver
advantages to customers.
Ploegmakers Food Ingredients in a nutshell
Ploegmakers Food Ingredients has been active as a food industry supplier since 1963.
Since its establishment, it has developed great expertise in processing vegetables, herbs, potatoes and fruit.
Its products are supplied as fresh-frozen or refrigerated semi-manufactured products to be used in soups, sauces, snacks, ready meals, salads, bakery products and baby food.
Ploegmakers Food Ingredients has about 115 employees and an annual turnover of approx. EUR 35 million.