Storskogen acquires A&K-Die Frische Küche

Transactions, Industry

Storskogen has acquired A&K – Die Frische Küche GmbH, a leading ultra-fresh ready meal producer and food-on-wheels distributor for food service institutions. The company has around 150 employees at three locations in North-Rhein-Westfalia and generated EUR 16m in revenues in 2021.

A&K is a leading manufacturer of ultra-fresh ready meals for social and day care institutions, retirement homes, hospitals, schools, and cantinas. Headquartered in Recklinghausen, Germany, A&K’s 100 employees manufacture around 20,000 meals per day in the cook and chill kitchen with 10 production lines. Via its subsidiary Casino Service, a food-on-wheels company with around 50 employees, A&K’s meals are distributed to various institutions as well as households in the vicinity of its two locations in Wuppertal and Alsdorf. Due to its highly efficient production and distribution set-up, high service approach, and the sustainability focus through its regional farm-to-table procurement, the company has positioned itself as supplier of choice for the leading food service institutions in the region.

Wolfgang Adam, CEO of A&K, will remain in his position after the transaction.

“We are happy to have Storskogen as a new long-term industrial owner. Together we will be able to continue our growth journey and to further improve our product offering for our customers in the region,” says Wolfgang Adam, CEO of A&K.

The company will be part of Storskogen's business vertical Products in the business area Industry.

“We are very happy to have acquired A&K. It is a well positioned company that will help shaping the regional and supra-regional food service market. We are excited to support the company, its management, and its employees in their continued journey,” says Mikael Neglén, EVP and Head of DACH.

For more information, please contact:

Mikael Neglén, EVP and Head of DACH
Phone: +41 79 752 96 31
E-mail: mikael.neglen@storskogen.com

Michael Metzler, Press officer
Phone: +46 704 555 881
E-mail: michael.metzler@storskogen.com

About Storskogen

Storskogen acquires and manages well-managed and profitable small and medium-sized enterprises within the business areas Industry, Trade and Services in the Nordic countries, DACH and the United Kingdom. On 30 September 2021, Storskogen consisted of 94 business units with a total of approximately 7,000 employees and a trailing annual turnover (RTM) of over SEK 19 billion.