The US baked goods manufacturer announced the acquisition of a plant in Georgia from Specialty Bakers for an undisclosed amount. The addition will expand the company’s portfolio with laminated dough products as well as sweet baked goods.
According to Yianny Caparos, president of The Bakery Cos., broadening production capabilities is critical to best serving its customers nationwide.
The Bakery Cos. currently produces a range of fresh and frozen baked goods for foodservice, food manufacturing and retail customers in the US and Caribbean, but is actively pushing to diversify into the breakfast carrier category.
The Georgia facility – located in Smyrna, less than 20 miles from The Bakery Cos. plant in Norcross – fulfills this brief, as it produces laminated dough used in croissants and Danish pastry, as well as sweet baked goods.
Prior to reaching an agreement on the acquisition, The Bakery Cos. had already embarked on a project to bolster its presence in the breakfast carrier category, by expanding its Nashville operation.
Earlier this month, the company broke ground on a 50,000-square-foot expansion to house ‘one of the nation’s largest high-speed croissant production lines’, as well as enough cold storage space to house an additional 5,000 pallets of frozen product.