News | February 6, 2024

Dawn Foods Acquires Royal Steensma

Two family businesses with a long baking tradition are joining forces

Amstelveen /PRNewswire/ - Global bakery products and ingredients manufacturer Dawn Foods is proud to announce the acquisition of Royal Steensma , a renowned family-owned bakery ingredients company headquartered in Leeuwarden, Netherlands.

Royal Steensma has a wide bakery product portfolio and specializes in fat glazes (souplesse), almond and confectionery pastes, baking mixes, fruit fillings as well as infused and candied fruits and decorations. Royal Steensma has been a leader in the bakery market for almost 185 years.

The acquisition includes four production sites in the Netherlands, one production site in Thailand and the continued collaboration with the Food Innovation Academy (FIA) educational center in the Netherlands. Additionally, all Royal Steensma employees are now valued Dawn team members.

"We are proud to welcome the Royal Steensma team to Dawn and build on our shared baking knowledge and history of delivering incredible products to bakers around the world," said Carrie Jones-Barber , Chief Executive Officer of Dawn Foods. "Expanding our manufacturing capabilities and product portfolio strengthens our mission to provide our customers with baking solutions that truly inspire them and help them achieve their business goals."

“Dawn's centuries of bakery experience, long-term vision, commitment to company values ​​and genuine commitment to team members, customers and suppliers were key in entrusting Royal Steensma with Dawn Foods,” said Alfred Bruin , owner of Royal Steensma "Dawn shares the same creative entrepreneurial spirit of a family business that gives me confidence that the core of the family business will remain intact and offer a promising future with numerous new opportunities for our loyal and valued employees and customers."

The transaction between Dawn Foods and Royal Steensma was completed on January 31.

About Dawn Food Products, Inc.
Dawn Foods, a global manufacturer and supplier of baking ingredients, has established itself as a leading provider of bakery services, inspiring bakeries to succeed every day. Dawn Foods is dedicated to delighting customers around the world, providing them with partnerships, insights, innovations, products and expertise in the bakery industry that empower them to achieve their goals. Headquartered in Jackson, Michigan , the company works with more than 50,000 artisan bakers and retailers, food service leaders and manufacturers in more than 100 countries and has 3,800 team members worldwide. Since 1920, Dawn Foods has been a trusted advisor to its customers, helping them grow their businesses. For more information about the company, its products and its culture, visit .

About Royal Steensma
Royal Steensma is a professional and innovative family business specializing in the production of high quality ingredients and tasty semi-finished products for the retail, bread, bakery, chocolate and ice cream industries. The company produces products under the Royal Steensma brand and under its own brands. The production facilities are located in Leeuwarden, Franeker, Elst and Vlaardingen (Netherlands) and one in Thailand for processing fruit for the candied products. Royal Steensma is one of the larger players in the Dutch bakery industry and operates on a national and international level. There are currently 310 employees employed there.

Source: Dawn Foods

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