Handtmann sales company Verbufa becomes Handtmann Benelux

Handtmann Benelux B.V.

The team at Handtmann Benelux B.V.

Biberach, 1st February 2023 – The Filling and Portioning Systems division (F&P) of Handtmann, specialising in and leading the market for end-to-end technology solutions in the food processing sector and part of the family-run Handtmann Group of Companies, completed a wholly-owned takeover of Dutch mechanical engineering and trading partner Verbufa B.V. with effect from 1st April 2021. Verbufa has been the exclusive distributor and implementer of Handtmann system solutions for the food and pet food processing industry for over 55 years. As of 1st February 2023, the company was renamed from Verbufa B.V. to Handtmann Benelux B.V., formally concluding the acquisition process for the Upper Swabian company based in Biberach an der Riss.

The company headquarters of Handtmann Benelux, acquired as part of the Verbufa takeover and remaining unchanged in Amersfoort, the Netherlands, have been expanded to include a branch office in Kuurne, Belgium, which serves the Belgian and Luxembourg markets under the management of Christ Moulin. The management of Handtmann Benelux B.V. is in the hands of Marc Fortuin: “Nothing will change for our customers in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. They will receive the same excellent services from Handtmann Benelux that they are accustomed to in terms of consultation, customer service and training. What’s more, we are convinced that our in-depth expertise relating to production methods and processes along the entire value chain will be of even greater benefit to our customers.” Harald Suchanka, CEO at Handtmann F&P, emphasises the particular strengths of the Benelux market: “Benelux is a highly creative and dynamic market with plenty of scope for innovation. The process of transformation towards automation and digitalisation in food processing, but also towards future foods and new dietary trends is particularly distinct and advanced here. Handtmann Benelux now puts us in a position to continue to optimally exploit existing potential to the full and tap any new potential that may arise in the future.”

As a sales company, Handtmann Benelux also includes the leading trade brands Baader, Fessmann, Garos, Glass and Laska in its portfolio in addition to Handtmann and Inotec solutions. “Handtmann Benelux can thus offer its customers comprehensive line solutions, from product preparation to a wide range of processing methods and various post-treatment processes,” points out Romina Müller, Global Director Sales Operations at Handtmann F&P and responsible for the operational management of all sales companies.