Efficient solutions for agro professionals
APH Group – Press Release
12 July 2021
Agricultural Production and Handling BV (“APH Group”) is pleased to announce the addition of 365 Capital as a significant shareholder to the company, alongside CEO and founder Wytse Oosterbaan and the rest of the APH Group management team. With this capital injection, APH Group has the plan to further realise growth by extending its network.
Founded in 1997, APH Group is the largest dealer organisation of potato and vegetable equipment in the world, as well as a supplier of irrigation systems, with a focus on Central- and Eastern-European and Asian markets. APH combines the complementary product range of several high-quality A-brand agricultural equipment manufacturers, which allows APH to offer a full line of products to its clients. APH has its headquarters in Heerenveen and has local offices and dealers in each of the countries where it is active, from which they provide local advice and services.
APH Group has an extensive network of sales and service centres for equipment for the potato and vegetable professional. Also it has a strong position in distributing irrigation installations. APH Group represents a group of A-Class manufacturers and is the largest potato- and vegetable equipment dealer in the world.
365 Capital is an independent private equity firm targeting medium-sized and well-positioned companies with strategic and operational upside potential and a strong management team. The firm actively supports companies in accelerating growth so that value can be realized in the long term.
Wytse Oosterbaan, founder and CEO of APH Group says: “Our team and management is ambitious and wants to keep on growing. The market and the need for food in the world is constantly increasing and we see big opportunities for us in this market. To further build on our leading position, we decided to take this step forward. Besides organise growth we are planning to realise some acquisitions. We found in 365 Capital a partner that understands us and is ready to realise this with us.”
Reinaert Molenaar, partner at 365 Capital, added: “APH Group has an impressive reputation and a strong footprint in markets where we see significant potential for future growth. We are impressed with what the management team has achieved in recent years and we look forward to supporting the company and its management in the next phase of growth, both organically and through acquisitions.”
For more information, please contact APH Group or 365 Capital:
365 Capital (firstname.lastname@example.org )
APH Group (email@example.com )
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