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Cornelis Vrolijk officially acquires Bertus-Dekker


Yesterday, Cornelis Vrolijk of IJmuiden and neighbouring fish processing company Bertus-Dekker Seafood have officially completed their negotiations on Cornelis Vrolijk’s acquisition of a majority shareholding. Bertus-Dekker will continue its activities as an independently operated company.

Director Annerieke Vrolijk is pleased with the acquisition: “Thanks to the solid position of Bertus-Dekker in the field of processing and sales of demersal fish such as plaice, sole, gurnard, mullet and squid, we are taking the next step on the road to supply chain integration. We are now expanding our ship to shelf concept with flatfish. We provide consumers with a high-quality product, which is sustainably caught and whose origin is traceable.”

The management of Bertus-Dekker, consisting of Arie and Rick Ouwehand, is also excited about the development: “We have a strong family culture in which professional skills and quality are highly valued. Cornelis Vrolijk shares these values with us. We see many opportunities in strengthening the mutual interdependence of both companies.”

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