Golden State Foods acquires KanPak China in joint venture

November 7, 2012

Golden State Foods (GSF), U.S.-based food processor and distributor, has acquired KanPak China, a manufacturer to the quick service restaurant (QSR) industry, located in Xiantao City (Hubei Province), China. The company is now the 51% majority owner of KanPak China.

“We are thrilled about our partnership with KanPak, a very professional company with a solid team in China,” said Mark Wetterau, Chairman and CEO of Golden State Foods. “This acquisition is part of our company’s strategy to meet the needs of fast-growing international markets. We are especially looking forward to building our local manufacturing capabilities in China to serve our customers in that region. KanPak has an excellent facility there, providing opportunities to produce a full-range of products.”

Initially, GSF plans to produce portion control liquid products such as ketchup, sauces, dressings, and syrups for customers in the QSR industry, beginning in 2013. The company is currently one of the largest producers of portion control liquid products in the United States. It also produces meat products, produce, bakery, and bulk-packaged liquid products and provides full-line distribution services to the industry.

KanPak currently produces a variety of dairy-based products such as smoothies, ice cream, coffees, creamers, frozen desserts, and specialty beverages for the QSR and retail industries.

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