Puratos acquires Fruitapeel

21 Mar 2018


Puratos acquires Fruitapeel, an industry-leading fruit and confectionery fillings & sauces manufacturer based in Lancashire

Supplying quality ingredients to high profile brands across the retail and foodservice sectors, Fruitapeel Ltd excels in offering bespoke and innovative new product development solutions to its customers.

Fruitapeel Ltd has the expertise and technology to produce chilled, ambient, bake-stable and freeze-thaw-stable products in a wide variety of pack formats.
The acquisition sees the coming together of two business that share common values, including a passion for innovation, a commitment to quality and a customer-first approach.

Julia Darvill, Puratos UK’s General Manager, comments: “It gives me great pleasure to announce Puratos’ acquisition of Fruitapeel Ltd, which offers a genuine win-win scenario for both businesses and their respective customer bases. Moving forward we will be able to offer a more comprehensive product and service range.

The acquisition is set to strengthen Puratos’ position in the UK bakery industry and enables the company to enhance its offering to existing customers.

Fruitapeel Ltd’s facility gives Puratos UK access to a strong manufacturing unit, offering flexibility and impressive speed-to-market credentials. The move also enables Puratos UK to develop its expertise in fruit sourcing and production of preservative-free fillings.

We welcome the employees and customers of Fruitapeel Ltd to Puratos UK and look forward to working with them to further develop our collective capability,” adds Julia Darvill.

Established in 2006 by Terry Haigh and Debbie Haigh, Fruitapeel employs more than 70 employees.

Terry Haigh comments: “I could not be happier with what Puratos has to offer for the future of Fruitapeel. Puratos not only bring a wealth of experience, passion and commitment, they also provide the manufacturing experience to compliment a business that has been built on quality and customer service, this is truly an exciting time for the business and our customers...