BCFoods Acquires P.Visser & Zoon B.V.

Global food ingredient supplier establishes foothold in Europe

spices from around the world

BCFoods Inc. is excited to announce the acquisition of P. Visser & Zoon B.V.

“BCFoods’ mission is to become the leading global supplier of a wide range of food ingredients,” remarked Mike Liu, CEO of BCFoods. “This acquisition will help BCFoods extend the growth of our spice business worldwide. In addition, P. Visser & Zoon B.V. will provide us with a foothold in Europe to further expand our model of providing ‘global sourcing and local services’.” 

Established in the Netherlands more than 180 years ago, P. Visser & Zoon B.V. is well established in the spice trade. The company is led by Jan Kees Hottentot.

Located just north of Amsterdam, this region is well known as the home of Europe’s spice trade business. P. Visser & Zoon B.V. carries a full line of spices and herbs. They have an excellent reputation for quality and service. Jan is one of the leading professionals in the trade, having served as President of the Dutch Spice Association and is a current board director of the European Spice Association.

“Joining with BCFoods will expand our reach to BCFoods’ worldwide customer base,” added Jan Kees Hottentot, owner of P. Visser & Zoon B.V. “We are happy to become a part of a global company that shares our ideals of quality, service and sustainability.”

The P. Visser & Zoon trade name will be registered and BCFoods Europe will continue using this well-respected and long-established brand in the marketplace. Jan Kees Hottentot will become the Managing Director of BCFoods Europe.

Starting in 2020, customers can expect to see BCFoods’ full line of dried vegetables, onion, garlic, spices and seasonings being supplied throughout Europe. They can also expect to see a select range of the P. Visser & Zoon B.V. line of spices, seeds and herbs supplied worldwide.

For any questions, please contact your local sales representative or visit www.bcfoods.com.

About BCFoods & P. Visser & Zoon B.V.

BCFoods produces a wide range of dehydrated vegetables, herbs, spices and select fruits.

P. Visser & Zoon B.V. is a well-known Dutch importer and wholesaler of spices, seeds, herbs and dehydrated vegetables.

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Michelle WestBCFoods Acquires P.Visser & Zoon B.V.

BCFoods and Culinary Farms
Celebrate Two-Year Anniversary

Two years ago, BCFoods and Culinary Farms announced the acquisition of Culinary Farms by BCFoods.

Complementing the BCFoods line of industrial ingredients, Culinary Farms offers a platform of artisan products, including:

  • Varietal Chilies
  • Savory Dried Tomato Products
  • Frozen & Shelf-Stable Pastes & Purees
  • Authentic World Seasonings & Flavors
  • Craft Smoked Flavors, Dried Ingredients & Inclusions

“Bringing Culinary Farms and BCFoods together has broadened the capabilities for both companies,” remarked Mike Liu, CEO of BCFoods. “Through Culinary Farms, we at BCFoods can offer our customers the craft ingredients with authentic world flavors produced by Culinary Farms and Culinary Farms can provide their trend-forward specialty ingredients to BCFoods’ worldwide customer base.”

The investment in Culinary Farms, including its fields, drying and production facilities, falls in line with BCFoods’ model of vertical integration, from farm to fork.The BCFoods ownership allows both companies to grow their access to global supply and expand their product offerings to customers worldwide.

“Joining with BCFoods has provided us opportunities that were not available as a small private company,” added Bal Pattar, General Manager of Culinary Farms. “We’re now able to expand our product line and production rate without compromising on quality or sustainability, two ideals that BCFoods and Culinary Farms share.”

About BCFoods & Culinary Farms

BCFoods produces a wide range of dehydrated vegetables, herbs, spices and select fruits.

Culinary Farms offers a unique line of products including dried tomatoes, specialty chilies, roasted and smoked products, and custom flavors and seasonings.

Combining these offerings provides our customers with a truly “one stop shop” for high quality, competitively priced food ingredients.  

  • Clean label natural ingredients? We have you covered!
  • Certified sustainably grown vegetables? We are the leaders!
  • Custom flavor solutions? We’ll help you develop it with products under our controls from the field through dehydration!

Contact your local BCFoods Sales Rep to get started with your next order.

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Michelle WestBCFoods and Culinary Farms
Celebrate Two-Year Anniversary