Canadian food producer Viterra has acquired US company 21st Century Grain Processing for an undisclosed sum.
21st Century processes oats, wheat, and custom-coated grains at two plants in Central US, an oat mill at South Sioux City, Nebraska and a wheat milling plant near Dawn, Texas.
Ingredients supplier Viterra has operations across North America, Australia, China, Italy, Japan. Singapore, Switzerland and New Zealand.
Karl Gerrand, Viterra's senior vice-president, processing said: "This is an ideal acquisition for Viterra that complements our existing industrial oat business, and further diversifies our product offering with the addition of 21st Century's value-added whole grain ingredients.”
The acquisition reinforces Viterra's mission to leverage its expertise and existing core capabilities to supply its value-added processing operations, said the company.
21st Century's US processing facilities will benefit from Viterra's existing oat milling operations and grain origination network in Canada, according to the company.