Weidelco Foodpartners, a Dutch wholesaler with a complete range of products for the food sector and its Belgian sector peer Group Claes join forces, with the support of Sofindev Private Equity Partners.
Together they will create a new group called ‘Foodpartners International’ and will be a leading wholesaler of supplies for butchers and the broader food sector in the Benelux.
Both the Dutch family Rolf and the Belgian family Claes will participate in the new group, and continue to manage their business, together with the management of both companies. With the support and guidance of Sofindev, both companies, Weidelco and Group Claes are preparing to continue their strong growth track record of the recent years. This partnership aspires to further strengthen the market position of the newly combined group, as prominent wholesale partner of the food sector in the Benelux region, and to accelerate the international expansion outside of the Benelux, both organically and through acquisitions. The combination and cooperation of both companies will allow them to further improve their offering and service to their customers and will present more opportunities to their employees to further develop themselves, on a national and international level.
The combined group serves more than 8.000 customers with approximately 320 employees located throughout the Benelux region, from 6 locations in the Netherlands (Leeuwarden, Tilburg, Sittard and Zwolle) and Belgium (Beringen and Wommelgem).