Wiener B.V. acquires F.B. Lehmann

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Wiener B.V. (a daughter of Duyvis Wiener B.V.) has acquired 100% of the shares of F.B.Lehmann Maschinenfabrik in Germany, effective 8 September 2010.

Duyvis Wiener, which celebrates its 125th anniversary in November 2010, delivers machines for grinding, pressing, pulverising and stabilising of cocoa, as well as processing machines and installations for the production of chocolate.

F.B.Lehmann, founded in 1834, produces machines for cleaning, winnowing, roasting, sterilizing, alkalizing and grinding cocoa, as well as equipment such as ball mills and five roller refiners for the production of chocolate.

In a statement, managing director Mirjam van Dijk, says, “With more than 175 years combined experience in the production of cocoa and chocolate equipment, F.B.Lehmann well complements Duyvis Wiener’s present product range. We are convinced that the joint know-how of Duyvis Wiener and Lehmann will ensure the continuation of high quality products as well as excellent service.”

Van Dijk adds, “We trust that our customers and potential customers will benefit from this acquisition. Trials, development engineering, technological and commercial activities will be combined to achieve a better mutual performance. The result is that we will be able to serve our international clients with complete and integrated solutions in cocoa and chocolate processing.”