Gondella is expanding its activities to better meet the needs of the rapidly changing retail market by acquiring Integral, based in Eeklo, Belgium.
Ghent, October 12th, 2022 - Gondella announced the acquisition of 100% of the shares of the Belgian company Integral as of the 5th of October 2022. Through this deal, Integral, the expert in turnkey store remodelling projects and bespoke refrigeration technology for the retail segment, such as bakeries, butcher, fresh food, and chocolate shops, will be joining the Gondella Group.
“This merger enhances our portfolio of products and will allow us to achieve our strategic goal to serve as a one-stop-shop store remodelling partner for our retail customers” says Peter Willems, CEO of the Gondella Group. “Acquiring Integral fits into Gondella’s strategy to unburden our customers” Mr. Willems continues. It enables us to present our retail customers with a broader product offer, such as customised bread furniture, fruit and vegetable displays, as well as wooden displays and shelving. Apart from design capabilities, Integral has expertise in customised refrigeration counters and cold display units. They process a broad range of materials, such as wood, stainless steel, natural stone, and composites. It also brings a joinery capacity on an industrial scale to the Gondella Group.”
“With Gondella, we found a partner who will enable us to grow further, both in Belgium and abroad.” says Laurent De Puydt, General Manager of Integral. “The two companies’ complementary strengths create synergies in terms of product innovation, design, and product development expertise to the benefit of both our customers. We are very much looking forward to the mutual opportunities that lie ahead.”
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