Hygiene-agro-food industry. Kersia (35) in the process of acquiring the Belgian company Sopura, a turnover of 55 million euros

Headquartered in Dinard in Ille-et-Vilaine, Kersia has tripled in size in less than four years and has become a world reference in food safety. The company, which now has a turnover of more than 300 million euros, announces the signing of an exclusive agreement to acquire Sopura. International specialist in hygiene for the brewing market, the Belgian family business achieved a turnover of around 55 million euros in 2019 through its 15 subsidiaries and 5 production sites in Belgium, Spain, Australia, South Africa and Vietnam.

“We are very proud to welcome the Sopura team on our adventure,” he says Sébastien Bossard, CEO of Kersia. Sopura will bring its expertise from the beverage and brewing industry to the food and beverage sector, which forms the core of our business. This acquisition will strengthen our external expansion strategy aimed at accelerating our growth while sustainably strengthening our market position. 1800 employees from tomorrow will work to achieve our mission: “Creating a safer food world”.

Kersia grew rapidly since 2016. Series 7 acquisitions enabled the group to significantly strengthen its technical and industrial expertise while expanding its geographic coverage. In less than 4 years, Kersia tripled in size. With the arrival of Sopura, Kersia will be present in more than 120 countries with a total workforce of 1,800 people and a turnover of 375 million euros. The complementarity between the two groups, especially in terms of market sectors, should enable them to offer a complete and unique service in the global food and beverage market.

Besides being a the world leader in hygiene for the brewing markete, Sopura is also a an expert in the field of hygiene for the food industry specific in the field of water treatment and technical solutions and operates a specialized research and development center in Belgium where innovative concepts and products are created.

This acquisition confirms the geographic expansion of the Kersia Group in the Americas, Asia/Oceania and the Middle East/Africa, but also in Australia, South Africa and Vietnam, where Sopura has industrial plants. Founded in 1946 in Courcelles (Belgium), the company has a global presence and operates in more than 100 countries. “I am proud that the Kersia Group has recognized the potential positive contribution that Sopura will make to its growth and I am fully committed to contributing to a smooth integration between two companies that already have many strong shared values.” underlines Monique Coppieters, CEO of Sopura.

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