Katjes International GmbH & Co. KG (annual turnover of 255 million euros) continues to expand. Two years ago, Nestlé’s confectionery empire took over the Bübchen body care brand. In August, the group took over the Italian panettone manufacturer Sperlari.
Katjes von Henkel has now taken over the entire dental and oral care business, including the trademark rights, as “t-online” reports. The reason: Henkel is just parting with its consumer goods division, and the brands acquired by Katjes achieved 50 million euros in the past fiscal year. “That is profitable”, as one can hear from the confectionery empire. And it’s also original when a candy manufacturer buys toothpaste brands.