THE NETHERLANDS, Nieuwerkerk a.d. IJssel. Teeuwissen, being part of the Saria Group, and Van Hessen have decided to join forces. The Saria Group is taking over the shares of Van Hessen and will integrate the natural casings activities of Teeuwissen and Van Hessen into a new division under the name of Van Hessen. The complementary activities will lead to a fully integrated worldwide value chain that safeguards continuity and leadership in quality.
The Saria Group is an international company that specialises in processing and valorising animal by-products. In the new division, a fully integrated value chain will be established that combines the complementary activities and specialisations of Teeuwissen and Van Hessen, from gutroom management in the slaughterhouses to the selection and sales of natural casings, meat products and pharmaceutical ingredients.
The Management Board of the new Van Hessen organisation, forming a new division within the Saria Group, will consist of Harald van Boxtel, current CEO of the Teeuwissen Group, and Elliot Simon, current CEO of Van Hessen Group. Harald van Boxtel will become the CEO of this new Saria division and will continue to be responsible for the remaining activities of Teeuwissen. Elliot Simon will be the Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of the new division. The head office of the new organisation will be in Nieuwerkerk a.d. IJssel (the Netherlands). The acquisition will be conditional upon the approval of the relevant antitrust authorities. The transaction is expected to be finalised in the second quarter of 2017.