Unilever verkoopt Unipro in Turkije
Unilever heeft een overeenkomst getekend voor de verkoop van Unipro, haar bedrijf voor bakkerijproducten en oliën en vetten voor de industrie in Turkije, aan AAK. De overeenkomst moet nog worden goedgekeurd door de regelgevende autoriteiten. (Bericht alleen uitgegeven in het Engels.)
Unilever sells Unipro in Turkey
London/Rotterdam – July 26, 2013 – Unilever today announced that it has signed an agreement, subject to regulatory approval, to sell its Unipro bakery & industrial oils business to AAK, one of the world’s leading producers of high value-added speciality vegetable fats, for an undisclosed sum. Unipro’s bakery & industrial oils business consists of a number of sub-brands available in Turkey.
The transaction does not include Unilever’s facility inÇorluat which Unipro brands are currently produced, but the factory will continue to manufacture for AAK under a third-party agreement.
Izzet Karaca, Unilever Turkey executive vice president, said: “In order for Unilever to continue to deliver sustainable growth, we will continually review and sharpen our portfolio. I am confident the Unipro business will continue to do well under AAK’s management.”
The company’s decision to divest its Turkish oils business is in line with its global strategy to exit non-core business.
In 2012, the Unipro business had a turnover of approximately €75 million. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2013.
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