Martin Bauer Group Announces Acquisition of Beverage House Inc.

January 17, 2012 – Martin Bauer Group is excited to announce the acquisition of Beverage House Inc. in Cartersville Georgia.

“This acquisition brings together Martin Bauer Group’s Expertise in Teas, Extracts and Botanicals and Beverage House’s expertise in the formulation, processing and packaging of premium beverage concentrates in order to expand the scope of our product offerings in the North American Market.” stated Albert Ferstl, Managing Director of the Martin Bauer Group  in Germany.

Martin Bauer Group is an international manufacturer and distributor of an extensive range of innovative, natural, botanical ingredients and services to the food and beverage, dietary supplement, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic industries. Martin Bauer Group is a Business Division of the nature network® which employs over 3,000 people in fifteen countries worldwide and gives clients direct access to one of the most valuable sources of knowledge and expertise within the world of fruits, herbs, and teas.

“We are very excited about the future following the acquisition of Beverage House, Inc. by Martin Bauer Group” commented Jim Gollhofer, President and CEO of Beverage House, Inc., “this represents a significant move forward for us and most especially for our customers.  Martin Bauer Group is a family owned international company with a long history as a manufacturer and supplier of tea, extracts and botanical products going back more than 135 years.  The core business of Beverage House in liquid tea and other specialty beverage concentrates fits perfectly with Martin Bauer Group’s position.  Beverage House will now have access to the global resources of Martin Bauer Group in the areas of raw materials sourcing, processing technology and research and development.  With BHI part of Martin Bauer Group our customers can be even more confident in our long term commitment to quality, service and innovation”.

Beverage House Inc. has pioneered the development and production of authentic tasting tea concentrates since 1984 and today produces a wide range of premium beverage concentrates in a variety of packaging configurations for regional and national brands in food service and retail.  Beverage House products are found in virtually every foodservice and retail segment where tea is served. Expertise in product development coupled with a deep knowledge of product application and multiple delivery systems makes Beverage House the ideal partner for any company looking to take advantage of the rapidly expanding concentrate market.

“Having a production base in the US, local product development, and application expertise in liquid as well as dry formats will allow us to incorporate our vast assortment of tea and botanical ingredients into new and innovative beverage concepts for the US customer base” stated Richard Enticott, President & CEO of Martin Bauer Inc, the Group’s US subsidiary.