RAPS takes over Salz Centrale Hamburg

Spice specialist expands business field through acquisition


Spice manufacturer RAPS has acquired the food grade salt business of Salz Centrale Hamburg through its majority holding BIOVA with immediate effect. The acquisition adds a wide range of natural salts to the portfolio and expands the global network of suppliers.


Over the past decades, Salz Centrale has built up a large number of exclusive contacts in the countries of origin of the salts, including Pakistan, Bolivia and Hawaii. The clientele, including top European chefs, well-known food manufacturers and wholesalers, will be supplied by BIOVA in the future. BIOVA has already been part of the RAPS Group since 2021 and is a long-standing, close partner of Salz Centrale.

Florian Knell, CEO of the RAPS Group is pleased with the conclusion of the contract: "Part of our growth strategy is not only to grow by our own efforts, but very much to expand our competence through acquisitions. Here, the acquisition of Salz Centrale is another good step." Knell also sees good opportunities for RAPS to make further acquisitions in the future.

Dirk Carstensen, the founder of Salz Centrale Hamburg, feels the time has come for a change after more than 20 years as managing director: "It is a stroke of luck that we came to RAPS through our close relationship with BIOVA. I am sure that I am leaving my life's work in good hands and that my long-standing customers will continue to be well looked after."

Raphael Deckert, Managing Director of BIOVA, is happy about the development and looks forward to integrating the new partner at the site near Stuttgart: "With Salz Centrale, we are not only welcoming friends to our Wildberg site, but also further expanding our excellent market position for high-quality specialty salts and strengthening our European sales."

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