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11 California Oils Corporation Located in Richmond, California AAK’s fourth production facility in the United States Volumes of approximately 110,000 MT (2015) Revenues of approximately SEK 1,350 million (2015) 65 employees Food safety standards and certifications – AIB and RSPO certified. Products produced are Kosher and Halal AAK to expand its manufacturing footprint and gain improved access to markets in the western parts of USA and Canada, serving as a platform for increased sales of speciality and semi-speciality products within the segments that we serve”, says Thomas. “In the medium term it will also support AAK USA’s foodservice platform, Oasis Foods, to develop into a national supplier.”   CalOils’ product portfolio aligns well with AAK USA’s, and brings new categories such as safflower and sunflower oils to the portfolio. These new categories will enable AAK to further address growing market trends for clean label foods and more differentiated oils. Great customer benefits The West Coast is a hub for new, emerging and innovative companies and a presence in the area will allow AAK to partner, at an early stage, with these companies as they go from emerging to mainstream.   The acquisition is also of great importance to AAK’s and CalOils’ existing customers. CalOils has well-established customer relations in the western part of USA and many loyal customers that will be able to benefit from AAK’s speciality and semi-speciality products and value-adding customer innovation and sales support. At the same time, AAK’s existing customers will be able to gain a lot of advantages from AAK’s westbound expansion.   “Acquiring CalOils will differentiate AAK as the only oils and fats supplier in USA and Canada to have bi-coastal manufacturing, thus offering our customers a strong measure of redundancy and risk mitigation”, says Mark Becker, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, AAK USA. “This addition to the AAK production network provides our regional and global customers the opportunity to consolidate their supplier base which in turn allows them to reduce SKUs and develop deeper and more meaningful relationships.”   “One of AAK’s long-standing customers summed it up quite well: ‘Wow, this really changes everything.’”


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