Lindt & Sprüngli Group will merge its two Italian subsidiaries, Lindt & Sprüngli S.p.A and Caffarel S.p.A., in early 2022.
The company says the merger will strengthen the existing collaboration between the two organizations. Some processes will be integrated to increase cooperation, others will remain separate to guarantee the quality, innovation plan, and development boost of Caffarel and Lindt. The new setup will facilitate sharing of know-how, resources, and processes, with the objective to preserve the excellence characterizing Lindt and Caffarel.
The Luserna San Giovanni production site will remain part of an investment program, introducing new technologies and processes aimed at enhancing innovation, while preserving high quality and traditional traits.
Lindt says it identified the merger as the most suitable solution to ensure the continuity of Caffarel’s business and a more solid future on employment, given the economic difficulties experienced by Caffarel S.p.A. within the past years and also in light of the pandemic.
In the coming months, the Lindt & Sprüngli Group will continue to work with all involved parties to complete legal procedures and define the necessary steps leading to the integration, looking at the most suitable solutions with union organizations to support involved employees in the transition and keep the excellent relations to trade and business partners.