Swiss market leader for refrigerated and frozen potato and snack products in the HORECA segment.
KADI IN PROFILE
Founded as a potato flakes factory in 1951, KADI today is an innovative manufacturer of potato-based specialities and snacks. With 180 employees employed at its state-of-the-art production facility in Langenthal, the company supplies 270 different premium products to over 10’000 restaurants as well as various retailers across Switzerland. Due to its decade long focus on innovation and premium quality, KADI has become the market leader in the Swiss professional segment («HORECA»). Additionally, KADI has been hosting Switzerland’s most prestigious cooking contest, the “Golden Chef” for over twenty years.
HOW INVISION PLAYS ITS PART
Invision, the management team as well as co-investors have acquired a majority stake in KADI as part of a tertiary buyout. Invision thereby not only secured KADI’s ongoing independence, but also acts as an entrepreneurial partner who fully supports the production in Langenthal, commands a thorough understanding of the Swiss market and comes with existing experience in the the production and marketing of fast moving consumer goods.
With the know-how and resources that Invision brings into this partnership, we are confident in the future and look forward to collaborate in order to create lasting value for all stakeholders. We are very pleased to have Invision, an experienced and entrepreneurial investor from Switzerland, on our side ensuring our independence and committing to our production site in Langenthal as well as all current jobs.
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
CHF 70 Mio.
TYPE OF INVESTMENT
- Organic growth and expansion of market leadership in Switzerland through broadening of product portfolio
- Increasing the share of non-regulated products
- Assessment of complimentary add-on acquisitions in Switzerland and abroad
- Drive innovation with further value-added potato products
- Introduction of small batch production for the development of niche specialties