LAHTI, Finland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--After getting clearance by all relevant competition authorities Viking Malt were able to finalized its purchase of Danish Malting Group from Carlsberg on 11th of May. The malting companies in Poland and Denmark will continue under the name Viking Malt from this date onwards.
“We are happy to finally get this transaction closed and to start preparing future joint operations, which will further strengthen our capability to better serve our customers worldwide”, says Antti Orkola, Managing Director of Viking Malt Group. The company will now have two malting plants in Poland and one malting plant in Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Lithuania each. The total malting capacity of Viking Malt will be 600.000 t/a. It is also noteworthy that Viking Malt is now a leading producer of roasted malts globally.
“Our renewed company will have full portfolio of solutions for brewers and distillers – from craft brewers and distillers to big industrial beverage companies. Our offering will be supported by strong competence of malting and brewing we have among our people – now in five countries”, says Orkola.