Associated British Foods Plc is……
Associated British Foods Plc (ABF) is a diversified international food, ingredients, agriculture and retail group with global sales of ￡10.2 billion and 97000 employees. The group is one of European’s largest food companies with a wide range of successful food brands, complete selection of food additives, rich personal care products and medical products, leading brand in fashion retail.
Associated British Food can be categorized into four segments. These are grocery, primary food and agriculture, ingredients, and retail. The group has sales worldwide and manufacturing operations across Europe, Australia, US, China, Southeast Asia, Australia and Africa.
TwiningsOvo in China
Since 1995 when ABF first invested in China, it has amounted to more than 30 units (including companies, factories, representative office) with investment over 5 billion.
Shanghai AB Food & Beverages Limited
ABF started to invest in China from Year 2002 by acquiring and creating Shanghai AB Food & Beverages Ltd. The previous company was a Sino-foreign Joint Venture between Consumer Health Corporation of Novartis Switzerland and Shanghai Maling Aquarius Group founded in 1993. At the end of 2002, Associated British Foods plc acquired the shares and brands of the Consumer Health Corporation of Novartis Switzerland. December 2008, Shanghai AB Food& Beverages Limited became the sole-funded company under ABF Group with investment over 30 million dollars.
The company with more than 200 employees produces and sells the nutrition foods for children, such as Ovaltine, nutrition beverage for middle-ages and elders, such as "Fu Pai" Lacovo. "Fu Pai" Malted Milk and malt extract sells in both domestic and international industrial market. Main production facilities: The modern automatic production plant for brew house malt extract has its product line and band drier imported from Switzerland and Germany.
ABF Twinings Beverages (Shanghai) Ltd
In year 2005, ABF strengthens the business investment in China, establishing the wholly owned “ABF Twinings Beverage (Shanghai) Ltd”, located in Jinqiao processing zone Pudong and belonging to the tea division. The main activity is blending green teas and packing Twinings tea bag, the final products are exported to overseas. Up to year 2010, the factory will house state-of-art packing machines and more that 200 staff members.
In 1706,Twinings was one of the first companies to introduce tea drinking to the British, and honored as Royal Warrant by Queen Victoria until today. Now, customers in more than 100 countries enjoy Twinings products, which include not only the traditional black teas and green teas, but also flavored black tea and herbal infusions. All of which delight the taste buds of new generations of consumers. Since 2006,Twinings launched in China and bring Chinese consumers a British enjoyment !