The merger will bring together Riviana Foods Inc., American Rice, Inc. and New World Pasta Co. The companies will be headquartered in Houston with a satellite office in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S., and will operate under the Riviana Foods name.
The companies have manufacturing facilities in seven U.S. states and in Canada through Catelli Foods Corp., a subsidiary of Riviana Foods. Catelli is the largest pasta manufacturer and distributor in Canada.
Madrid, Spain-based Ebro Foods entered the U.S. market in 2004 through its acquisition of Riviana Foods, which purchased American Rice in 2011. Since 2006, when Ebro Foods acquired New World Pasta, the companies have been integrating their businesses and taking advantage of synergies to benefit their customers and consumers.
|Bastiaan de Zeeuw, president and chief executive officer of the merged companies.|
“We have successfully brought together the core strengths of the companies, including an extensive portfolio of brands and products,” said Bastiaan de Zeeuw, president and chief executive officer of the merged companies. “In addition, by combining our operations and distribution networks, we will even better fulfill our commitment to customer service, product quality, better efficiencies, innovation and growth.”