SPC has taken a majority stake in frozen ready-meal manufacturer The Kuisine Company.
Based in Emu Plains, NSW, The Kuisine Company employs more than 100 staff and produces meals under The Good Meal Co, The Gluten Free Meal Co and Simply Special brands. It supplies supermarkets along with aged care services such as Meals on Wheels and health agencies.
“By acquiring Kuisine we are continuing to grow our health and aged care sector offering which already has a strong base through our existing ProVital brand,” said SPC CEO, Robert Giles in a statement.
“We were impressed with Kuisine’s success and see a great opportunity to rapidly expand both businesses.”
Giles said the acquisition allowed SPC to expand its product range to include frozen foods, finger foods and ready-made meals and it had the resources to increase the scale and scope of The Kuisine Company’s offer.
“This announcement is in line with our strategy to become a global agribusiness which we are continuing following our acquisition of Pomlife earlier this year and joint venture with Dohler.”
Jitesh Gohil will continue as GM and a director of the Kuisine business.
Fellow director Pran Gohil said the company was proud to have built the family business up to a nationwide supplier.
“SPC is an ideal partner to drive the business forward into the next level of growth stage to deliver high-quality food to people in Australia and the rest of the world. We are looking forward to supporting SPC through this transition.”