Jabex is a family-owned manufacturer with more than 200 products for the confectionery, bakery, ice cream and foodservice sectors
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Global bakery manufacturer and ingredients supplier Dawn Foods has expanded its European footprint with the acquisition of Jabex, a family-owned manufacturer specialising in high-quality fruit-based products for the bakery industry. Jabex is headquartered in Bielsko-Biala, Poland, and offers more than 200 products to confectioneries, bakeries, ice cream parlours, and foodservice companies.

“The acquisition of Jabex is an exciting expansion of Dawn’s manufacturing capabilities and customer base in Europe,” said Carrie Jones-Barber, chief executive of Dawn Foods. “Jabex’s products are complementary to Dawn’s own industry-leading product portfolio. We look forward to working with our new team members from Jabex to deliver our insights, innovations and bakery expertise to even more customers, together.”

Dawn Foods is a global bakery ingredients company based in Jackson, Michigan, in the US. The firm employs more than 4,000 team members around the world. It’s regional head office in Amstelveen, the Netherlands, covers sales and operations in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific.

The company partners with more than 50,000 artisanal and retail bakers, food service leaders and manufacturers located in more than 100 countries. Jabex used to be Dawn’s client and partner.

Jan Gańczarczyk, owner of Jabex, said: “Partnering with Dawn Foods and getting access to their global sweet bakery expertise and insights will enable us to continue to develop on-trend and high-quality fruit-based products for our customers and to accomplish our growth ambitions together.”

Jabex owns two production facilities, one located close to the orchards in the fruit region of Poland. The company employs 54 team members and it’s a strategic partner for many Polish local fruit growers, helping them in their development. Jabex’s partner network comprises more than 300 companies located in 30 countries.

The addition of Jabex strengthens Dawn Foods’ operations and supply chain in Central and Eastern Europe. It also creates opportunities to better serve and meet the needs of Dawn’s customers in this region.

In addition to the benefits of geographic expansion, the Jabex portfolio complements the products Dawn currently offers – bakery ingredients, ready-to-bake and ready-to-serve products, and scoop and bake.

Date published: 1 April 2021

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