Hilcona is to acquire Aryzta Switzerland’s sandwich production business and production premises in Schlieren. With this, the food company which is part of the Bell Food Group is expanding its convenience offering.

Hilcona is taking over the sandwich production business of baked goods specialist Aryzta, as the Bell Food Group company from Schaan reported in a press release. The production premises in Schlieren in the canton of Zurich and all 25 or so employees involved in sandwich production are included under this agreement. The parties have agreed to keep all details of the agreement confidential.
With this acquisition, Hilcona is responding to the increased demand for a varied range of craft sandwiches, the press release explains. “Freshly baked bread and the highest-quality ingredients are still the most important recipe for success,” says Lorenz Wyss, CEO of the Bell Food Group. “With proximity to the customer, innovation and traditional manufactory quality, we will stand out from our competitors in the growing market for ultra-fresh products.” In addition to the production premises in Schlieren, Hilcona has a second production site in Switzerland, in Orbe, Vaud.

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