AAK, Premier Foods to collaborate on oils, fats in U.K.

by Jeff Gelski
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HULL, ENGLAND — AarhusKarlshamn (AAK UK) and Premier Foods have entered a three-year collaboration under which AAK will be Premier Foods’ co-development partner for the supply of vegetable oils, fats and related food ingredients. The two companies have worked together for more than 20 years.  

A food producer in Great Britain, Premier Foods supplies a range of retail, wholesale, food service and other customers with brands such as Ambrosia, Batchelors, Bisto, Hovis, Lloyd Grossman, Mr. Kipling, Oxo and Sharwood’s. The collaboration with AAK is part of Premier Foods’ “Invest to Grow” program.

AAK manufactures vegetable oils and fats and is organized into three areas: food ingredients, chocolate and confectionery fats, and technical products and feed. Based in Malmo, Sweden, AAk has production facilities in the United Kingdom, Denmark, Mexico, The Netherlands, Sweden, Uruguay and the United States.

“We are looking forward to working more closely with AAK, whose relevant technical skills are of highest possible caliber and whose products and technologies can be found in every food category across every region of the world,” said Mark Hughes, group procurement director for Premier Foods.

Martin Craven, managing director of AAK UK, said, “Innovation is vital for the food manufacturing sector if it is to continue to produce nutritious and affordable food for a growing population in a very competitive environment. Health, sustainability and manufacturing efficiency are key concerns. We believe that these can be most effectively addressed in the context of a committed partnership between supplier and manufacturer. We are delighted therefore to have been chosen for this exciting collaboration by Premier Foods.”
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