Family dairy companies Olympia and Royal A-ware are entering into a far-reaching collaboration, whereby Royal A-ware takes over the shares of Olympia. Olympia becomes part of the Royal A-ware group. The families behind the dairies have reached agreement on this and submitted their intention to the Belgian Competition Authority (BMA) for approval. Existing agreements and conditions for Olympia employees and suppliers are of course respected.
“There are strong similarities in the history and philosophy of both companies. Royal A-ware is therefore the perfect partner for us. This step creates a strong financial base that ensures stability and guarantees the continuity of Olympia. Together with the Huygh family and my brother Marc, I am confident that this is the best choice for our employees, suppliers and customers.", says Luc Van Impe, Olympia's Executive Director.
The partnership with Olympia complements Royal A-ware's existing activities in Belgium and creates a strong foundation for further growth. Jan Anker, CEO Royal A-ware: “The dairy products that Olympia produces in Herfelingen have traditionally been a household name in Belgium and are known for their good quality. The family business of the Van Impe family has become a household name within the Belgian dairy in its more than 100 years of existence. Thanks to the investment program of the Huygh family, Olympia has been heavily modernized in recent years and is ready for further growth. We are therefore pleased that Luc and Marc Van Impe and Kris Huygh will continue to be associated with Olympia with their expertise.”
Olympia produces a wide range of products: milk, milk concentrate, fresh and non-perishable cream, butter, desserts, ice cream bases, etc. Milk is collected daily from the provinces of Flemish and Walloon Brabant, East Flanders, Hainaut and Namur.
About Royal A-ware
Royal A-ware is a Dutch family business, specialized in the production, ripening, cutting and packaging of cheese and other fresh food products such as fresh dairy products, tapas and milk powder. Royal A-ware is an enterprising and customer-driven organisation, creative and innovative in creating shorter, more sustainable agri-food chains with its (international) chain partners.