International coffee and tea retailer Jacobs has purchased Of Çaysan Tarım Ürünleri Entegre Tesisleri Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.
Of Çaysan started operations in 1985, and comprises 5 tea factories and 2 packaging facilities.
Jacobs Douwe Egberts is an international corporation with a coffee and tea portfolio which goes back more than 265 years and is available in over 140 countries around the world through iconic household names including Jacobs, Tassimo, Moccona, Senseo, L’OR, Douwe Egberts, Super, Kenco, Pilao & Gevalia. Jacobs is one of its billion-dollar brands and traces its beginnings to 1895 in Germany, which was when 26-year-old Johan Jacobs opened a speciality coffee shop in Bremen. Jacobs coffee is now sold throughout Europe and the Middle East, and is a market leader in Germany, Austria, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Ukraine. Available in roast and ground, whole beans, soluble crystals, capsules, coffee pods and flavoured mixes, Jacobs continues to set the industry standard for delicious coffee. Jacobs Douwe Egberts is in turn majority owned by Acorn Holdings, a subsidiary of JAB Holding Company which is a privately held German conglomerate, headquartered in Luxembourg, that includes investments of companies operating in the areas of consumer goods, forestry, coffee, luxury fashion, and fast food, among others.
Jacobs is represented in Turkey by Jacobs Douwe Egberts TR Gıda Ticaret Sanayi A.Ş., which is now awaiting approval of the purchase by Turkey’s Competition Authority.