Aldomak acquires The Handmade Meringue Company
Scottish food producer Aldomak has acquired The Handmade Meringue Company for an undisclosed sum and secured its first export order.
Aldomak, which already manufactures for the company, how hopes to improve its margins by owning the brand. The meringue business, which is based in Thornliebank, East Renfrewshire, has a listing in all seven Waitrose shops in Scotland.
Dario Riccomini, managing director at Aldomak, says, “This is an opportunity to extend our product range which was too good to miss.”
As well as securing its first export order in Abu Dhabi, the company is also in talks with potential new customers. “We have just secured our first overseas order from a retail chain in Abu Dhabi; it’s a small order which will be shipped before Christmas but we are hopeful this will lead to stronger export links to this market in the future,” Riccomini adds.
“We are also currently in talks with a number of prospective new customers on the supply of our existing range and by acquiring The Handmade Meringue Company brand we can now add this attractive offering. The brand also benefits from supplying Waitrose’s seven Scottish branches.”
Aldomak supplies major brands with fudge and macaroons and provides a number of supermarkets with a range of confectionery and oat-based products, including Aldi’s Specially Selected line.