The company, equipped with an internal laboratory for developing new oilseed processing technologies, boasts three plants at two sites.
Canada’s Bioriginal Food & Science Corporation, a subsidiary of global fish farming giant Cooke, has marked its expansion into Germany with the acquisition of Kroppenstedter Ölmühle, a century-old, family-owned mill that specializes in the pressing of plant-based oil products from conventional and organic sources.
The family-owned milling firm, also known as Kroppenstedter Ölmühle, specializes in pressing plant-based oil products from both conventional and organic sources.
Bioriginal President Shannon Sears expressed enthusiasm over the acquisition and welcomed Kroppenstedter Ölmühle’s 35 employees to the team. “Our companies have a shared passion for innovation, a commitment to high production standards, and top-quality products,” said Sears.
Kroppenstedter Ölmühle, established in 1922 and located 100 miles east of Hanover, is renowned for processing oilseeds into a variety of products, including vegetable oils, press cakes, and oil cake flour. The company, equipped with an internal laboratory for developing new oilseed processing technologies, boasts three plants at two sites, enhancing its capacities for seed receiving, bulk storage, pressing, milling, oil refining, and logistics.
Managing Director Eike Döpelheuer will continue overseeing operations at Kroppenstedter Ölmühle, now reporting to Sears, ensuring a seamless transition and integration.
Bioriginal, with its headquarters in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, operates facilities across the US, Europe, and Asia, manufacturing natural foods, ingredients, and supplements for human and pet nutrition industries.