Lactalis announces the acquisition of the Nutrition activities from the south-african pharmaceutical company, Aspen.

LactalisFounded in 1850 and located in South-Africa, Aspen Nutrition activities also operate in New-Zealand and in Mexico. This acquisition will be effective in the first quarter of 2019, and is submitted to the authorization of the competition authorities of the various countries concerned.

The Group pursues its objectives of development according to its strategy to cover all dairy categories in the countries where it is implanted.

This operation will accelerate the Group’s development on the global nutrition market and is complementary to the existing Nutrition business.

With two strong brands, Alula and Infacare, covering three zones – Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa and Australia / Asia – Lactalis will strengthen its presence in those countries, thanks to the three production sites located in South Africa, New-Zealand and Mexico.

Aspen Nutrition branch counts 1,100 people and realizes 280 million USD sales in 2018.

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