Ajinomoto Windsor, Inc
Ajinomoto Windsor, Inc – Ajinomoto Co. Inc. (Ajinomoto Co.), a worldwide leader in high-quality seasonings and foods headquartered in Tokyo, announced today that it has entered into an agreement through its subsidiary Ajinomoto North America, Inc. to acquire Houston-based Windsor Quality Holdings LP, a leading manufacturer of ethnic frozen foods in the U.S.
The acquisition will enable Ajinomoto Co. to combine its global strength in food manufacturing with Windsor’s strong market position, distribution network, sales capabilities and production facilities throughout the U.S.
Windsor is a leading producer of high-quality frozen foods for consumers, commercial restaurants, foodservice operators and industrial customers. Windsor owns leading brands in the three largest categories of ethnic frozen foods across distribution channels in the United States, including Tai Pei (Asian), Bernardi (Italian) and Jose Ole (Mexican).
With operations in 26 countries and regions, the acquisition will move Ajinomoto Co. toward its goal of becoming the No. 1 manufacturer of Japanese and Asian foods in the growing Asian category of the North American frozen food market by accelerating sales through U.S. retail channels nationwide. Windsor’s strong brands and market positions in the Mexican, Italian and appetizer segments will provide Ajinomoto Co. access to new categories that will be further leveraged in the U.S. and global markets. The acquisition will also strengthen Ajinomoto Co.’s foundation in the foodservice channel by using Windsor’s broad distribution network, where approximately 120,000 restaurants purchase its products.
Windsor will provide Ajinomoto Co. with an established growth-oriented platform into the North American market. Windsor Foods’ ethnic positioning, leading brands and channel diversity, combined with Ajinomoto Co.’s global scale and resources, will position the combined company for long-term global growth and success.