Edme owner acquires malt business based in Germany and Poland

Euan Macpherson, managing director, Crisp Malting Group.

Euan Macpherson, managing director, Crisp Malting Group. - Credit: Archant

A malt firm with sites in East Anglia is set to expand overseas after acquiring a company based in Germany and Poland.

Anglia Maltings (Holdings) Limited (AMH)’s purchase of Tivoli Malz GmbH (Tivoli) and its subsidiaries GlobalMalt Group, based in Hamburg, and GlobalMalt Polska will help it to better serve its international customers, it says.

Anglia Maltings currently has three separate businesses: Crisp Malting Group, which has five maltings, three in East Anglia and two in Scotland; Edme, a wholegrain ingredients plant at Manningtree in Essex; and Micronized Food Products, a cereal ingredient plant in North Yorkshire.

Tivoli’s annual capacity of 180,000 tonnes of malt will bolster Anglia Maltings’ current production of 250,000 tonnes of ingredients for the food and drink industries.

Euan Macpherson, managing director of Crisp, will head the combined operations.

“By combining forces we can operate even more efficiently, upscaling our services and meeting the demands of existing and new customers. In the UK, our focus remains on supporting the vibrant distilling and craft brewing sectors. Wherever we operate, we aim to provide truly excellent customer service; fantastic product range and quality; and first class technical backing. That is what we will continue to do, but now even better resourced,” he said.