The Service of the Commission for the Protection of Competition announces that it has received notification of a concentration, in accordance with The Control of Concentrations between Enterprises Law of 2014, from DMK Deutsches Milchkontor GmbH, (hereinafter “DMK”), with respect to the acquisition, via its subsidiary Wheyco GmbH (hereinafter “Wheyco”), of part of the share capital of Volac Netherlands B.V. (hereinafter “Volac NL”) and Whey Processing Facility Hoogevenn B.V. (hereinafter “WPHF”).
DMK is a limited liability company duly registered under the laws of Germany and constitutes the mother company of the DMK Group. It is active in the production of a diversified range of dairy products, intended for industrial and private consumers, that include basic milk products, cheeses, whey-based products, baby foods, ice creams, quark, health products and dairy ingredients for food manufacturing.
Wheyco is a limited liability company duly registered under the laws of Germany that is owned by DMK. The company’s activities relate to the processing of whey-based products that are inter alia involved in the supply of animal foods, bakery products, beverages, convenience foods, dairy products, frozen foods, ice creams, frozen desserts and baby foods.
Volac NL is a company duly registered under the laws of the Netherlands. The company is a shareholder of DOC Volac Nutrition V.O.F. (hereinafter “VOF”) and has no business activities.
VOF constitutes a partnership that is duly registered under the laws of the Netherlands. WPFH is a private company duly registered under the laws of the Netherlands. The two entities are parties to the Joint Venture DVNutrition (hereinafter the “DVN Business”), the activities of which relate to the production, processing and sale of whey proteins and lactose based ingredients. VOF undertakes the operation of the whey processing unit used for the processing of such proteins and lactose based ingredients directly into speciality whey products (i.e. WPC80 and Permeate).