Lactalis Group, which owns popular brands such as siggi’s® and President®, recently announced its acquisition of Ehrmann Commonwealth Dairy, the U.S. yogurt business of Ehrmann AG—a Bavaria, Germany-based dairy company. The transaction was completed on July 5, 2019.
"The Ehrmann acquisition is a terrific complement to our Stonyfield® and siggi's brands in the U.S.," said Thierry Clement, CEO of Lactalis North America. "Ehrmann's Vermont and Arizona plants are the ideal platform to develop our star brands, strengthen national distribution, and secure topflight quality and service for our private label customers. The capability we gain with Ehrmann's two plants, combined with the power of our leading brands, ensures the long term growth of the Lactalis yogurt business in the U.S., and underlines our commitment and ambition in the category."
According to a press release, Ehrmann Commonwealth Dairy was established in 2009. Since then, it has worked on building out its operations to include two state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities manned by 250 people. The company manufactures and distributes yogurt and other dairy products under the Green Mountain Creamery® and Liebe® brands.
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