Lavazza Acquires Mars Coffee Businesses

lavazzaThe Lavazza Group has finalized its previously announced agreement to acquire Mars’ coffee businesses, including the Flavia and Klix systems, leading brands in the office coffee service and vending segments. The new name of the acquired business becomes Lavazza Professional.

Under this agreement, the Lavazza Group has acquired Mars’ coffee businesses in North America, Germany, the U.K., France, Canada and Japan, including its related systems and its production facilities in the U.K. and United States.

Lavazza Professional includes the Flavia tabletop machines business and the Klix Vending machine business, which boast a machine park installed throughout their markets of operation, and a broad portfolio of coffee and other beverages commercialized under both proprietary brands (e.g., Alterra) as well as through licensed brands.

The businesses involved in the acquisition generated a turnover of approximately $350 million in 2017, and has a workforce of approximately 900 people.

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