VILLENEUVE D'ASCQ, FRANCE — The Bonduelle Group has reached a definitive agreement with Seneca Foods Corp. to acquire its frozen product packaging facility in Lebanon, Pa. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Built in 2008 and acquired by Seneca in 2010, the plant has a capacity of 45,000 tons on 7 packaging lines. The facility also offers a large storage capacity and 140 permanent collaborators. The acquisition includes industrial assets, stocks of frozen products and the personnel of the Lebanon industrial site.
“The Bonduelle Americas Long Life business unit (BALL), which until recently was limited in its development capacity, is thus completing its frozen industrial facility in North America, with four industrial facilities in the Eastern United States and six in Canada,” Bonduelle said. “In addition to the additional packaging capacity generating revenue, this acquisition will allow both industrial and logistical synergies with existing facilities and will offer enhanced quality of service for the benefit of BALL business unit customers.”
Established in 1853, Bonduelle sells canned, frozen, processed fresh and prepared vegetables in 100 countries under various brand names, including Bonduelle, Arctic Gardens, Cassegrain, Globus and Ready Pac Foods, which Bonduelle acquired in 2017.