Wells Enterprises, Inc. has bought New York-headquartered Fieldbrook Foods from Arbor Investments effective April 15, 2019.
The acquisition will boost Wells’ current manufacturing capacity while expanding the firm’s ability to support customers geographically to help meet future demand and add an important footprint on the East Coast.
“The combination creates a stronger platform for growth and positions us to better serve our customers, as well as providing a more geographically diverse footprint for us,” said Mike Wells, CEO, and president.
Fieldbrook is a private label/contract manufacturer located in the Northeast. The company operates two manufacturing facilities, one in Dunkirk, another in Lakewood, New Jersey. As for the buyer, Wells is the number three ice cream manufacturer in the US with a strong house of brands including signature brand, Blue Bunny, along with private label and co-pack business. Together Wells and Fieldbrook will employ over 3,800 people and produce close to 200 million gallons of ice cream.
“We have confidence in the local Fieldbrook team and are excited to have them join Wells. We are focused on our shared commitment of quality, service and food safety and look forward to continuing to fulfill Wells’ purpose of bringing joy to everyday life because of the love of ice cream,” went on Wells.