HZPC UK, a member of the Royal HZPC Group, has acquired TLC Potatoes, one of Scotland’s leading minituber producers, a May 10 news release said. The release noted with this acquisition, HZPC UK strengthens its position in the market securing the future of HZPC’s minituber production.
“The people at TLC Potatoes have built a great reputation for producing industry leading quality minitubers. We are confident that this acquisition will bring benefits to our business, by further strengthening our customer offer,” Richard Baker, director at HZPC UK, said in the release.
Colin Blackhall, the current owner of TLC Potatoes, will continue to be involved and support the business, ensuring a smooth transition, the release said. All key members of staff at TLC Potatoes will remain with the business.
“I am delighted that HZPC have decided to commit their considerable resources in acquiring a vital cornerstone of seed potato production. HZPC UK has a great reputation for forward thinking and with this addition they are moving on to an even higher level,” Blackhall said in the release.
The release noted HZPC UK is committed to investing in the infrastructure and technology at TLC Potatoes to further enhancing their production capabilities and maintain their development trajectory as Scotland’s leading minituber producer. This acquisition allows HZPC UK to bring new varieties from their research facilities in the Netherlands to market more quickly.
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