Strong presence established in Scandinavia
Atria acquires Sardus, a Swedish producer of cold cuts and convenience foods. The deal brings Atria 14 new brands, 13 new production plants and about a thousand new employees.
Atria obtains valued brands in Sweden and Denmark
Sardus, the new Atria subsidiary, is one of Sweden’s leading manufacturers of cold cuts and convenience foods, and a major supplier of frozen products to catering businesses. Sardus has many successful brands: Arboga Pastej, 3-Stjernet, Pastejköket and Lönneberga. Atria’s selection also expands to cheese. Falbygdens Ost in one of Sweden’s largest cheese producers.
Following the acquisition of Sardus, Atria establishes a new business area, Atria Scandinavia, in Sweden and Denmark in 2007. The deal is part of Atria’s long-term plan to constantly strengthen and develop Atria as a Nordic meat and food company. The plan encompasses the acquisition of Lithells, Samfood and Sardus.