Bakery fats specialist acquisition

AAK has announced plans to acquire bakery fats specialist CSM Benelux NV in Merksem. The acquired business supplies oils and fats, margarines and pumpable shortenings to the bakery markets in Belgium, the Netherlands and France. The acquisition includes the factory in Merksem, the sales force, application specialists offering customised solutions, and a bakery innovation centre. […]


Focus on Brazil

Following the focus on Brazil as the partner country of January’s International Sweets and Business Fair (ISM) in Cologne, it’s more good news for this emerging market as ingredients supplier AAK reveals plans to build a factory in Jundial, Sao Paulo. The company plans to invest $62m in the new plant with the factory due […]

Improving productivity

AAK has launched a new release agent, which improves productivity and appearance, while reducing wastage. Rolloff 600 is a new sprayable release agent, which, tests show, can improve productivity by up to 4%. Part of AAK’s Rolloff range of release agents, Rolloff 600 is applied to oven bands, tins and belts using spray gun or […]

September 2011

Regulars: Editorial comment News round up Products, packs promotions Ingredients news Diary Confectioner’s comment… Judith Murdoch, marketing controller at AAK Features: The new board Fat based fillings EFSA completes health claim assessments Candy in focus Chinese bakeries The sweet smell of automation Sugar confectionery- an overview Essential oils Taking the biscuit A way with wafers […]

Warning against buying sustainable palm oil

27th June 2011 – AAK UK is warning manufacturers not to fall into the “claims trap” when buying sustainable palm oil products. The refiner, which imported Europe’s first batch of certified sustainable palm oil in 2008, is concerned about the sell-and-run supply of material, which is sold to manufacturers without advice on the international restrictions […]


Moving forward with sustainable products

18 March 2011 – AAK UK has announced that its full range of bakery fats and many other standard product lines will contain RSPO certified sustainable palm oil. AAK, approved by the RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) as a supplier of certified sustainable palm oil, has also committed to supplying sustainable stearin within its […]


AAK strengthens group management

18 January 2011 – In order to create better conditions for organic growth as well as acquisitions, to better face future competition, and to strengthen a necessary internationalisation, AAK has expanded group management with four persons. Edmond Borit, currently managing director for AarhusKarlshamn Latin America; Jean-Marc Rotsaert, currently president for AarhusKarlshamn USA; Octavio Díaz de […]


AAK records record quarter on back of cocoa prices

The high global cocoa prices has seen AAK’s substitutes for cocoa butter help the plant fats company report a 36% jump to an all-time high of 289 million Swedish Kronor (€29.3m) in operating profits for the last three months of 2009. The contribution from the chocolate and confectionery fats division stayed ahead, at 147 million […]

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