- All Colucci distribution transferred to Bakerman
- Product development will be done jointly
Gronau/ Bexbach, August 31, 2020 – Bakerman GmbH & Co KG has acquired a stake in the company Colucci Pizza und mehr GmbH & Co KG. The two have also agreed that all of Colucci’s distribution will be transferred to Bakerman.
Shaping a successful, business future always requires strong partners who intensively shape the company’s further development and further increase its competence. Bakerman and Colucci are confident that the investment will take pizza innovation to a new level. “We are very pleased to have found a strong partner in Bakerman, who will support us in sales and product development in the future. We are convinced that both companies will benefit greatly from the respective competencies. Together we will build something great. I am very proud of this,” says Domenico Colucci, owner of Colucci Pizza and more. Both companies can look back on 13 years of successful and close cooperation. The production of innovative pizza remains in the hands of Colucci and is at its heart. Sales will be switched to Bakerman, and product development will be joint. “We, Bakerman and Colucci, know our strengths very well. This division of the work areas was therefore natural for us. We can fully live out our passion for pizza in development and focus on new, innovative pizza specialties to continue revolutionizing the market. Bakerman will support us as a strong, well-connected partner,” says Marco Colucci, Managing Director of Colucci.
At heart (pizza) baker
Bakerman’s area of expertise also expands with the acquisition of a stake in the Colucci company. In addition to toured doughs in the form of filled and unfilled croissants, sweet and savory puff pastry products, Plunder snacks and innovative hand breads, the pizza world now also occupies an important place within the product range. Everything from a single source. “We have been able to add a new, innovative family member who brings tremendous expertise and exceptional creativity to the pizza business. Personally, it means a lot to me to work closely with Colucci in the future. Domenico Colucci and I share the same deep passion for food and what can be conjured from it. The attention to detail, the emotionality, the first unforgettable bite. These are all very important components of a successful product, which both companies have been pursuing steadily for years,” emphasizes Heiko Thees, owner of Bakerman.
Bakerman was founded in 2007 in Gronau and is still owner-managed today. The resulting short decision-making paths, combined with the high level of expertise, have made the company one of the innovation drivers and trendsetters in the industry within 13 years. Today, Bakerman generates sales of 100 million euros with a total of 50 employees at the Gronau site. As a specialist for quality baked goods in the sweet as well as savory area, the company offers, in addition to the classics, above all innovative products with an artisan feel from state-of-the-art production facilities. Since 2020, snacks with vegetarian meat alternatives have rounded out Bakerman’s product line. Certified to IFS “Higher Level” and with many years of experience in the industry, Bakerman accompanies customers at the highest level. Thanks to the expertise of qualified master bakers in the development team, Bakerman can introduce new trend products and respond quickly to individual customer requests. The management today includes Heiko Thees (owner), Marcel Krug (managing director), Friedhelm Leuders (authorized signatory), Falk Löffler (authorized signatory) and Wilhelm Voß (authorized signatory).
The family business Colucci Pizza und mehr GmbH & Co. KG was founded by Domenico Colucci in 1998 and has been owner-managed ever since. Today, 120 employees work at the site in Bexbach. Already in the second generation, creative and innovative wood-fired pizzas are developed and produced here according to Sicilian recipes with great attention to detail and at the highest level. In all products, attention is paid to freshness and quality ingredients, as well as loving handwork to create a unique, Italian moment of pleasure every time. The management today includes Domenico and Judith Colucci and son Marco Colucci.
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