Melitta acquires Coffee at Work
21 December 2017
Melitta Group signed a share purchase agreement to acquire a majority
stake in Coffee at Work GmbH & Co. KG. Previous Managing Owner Mr.
Martin Sesjak will remain CEO keeping a minority stake.
Xaver Zimmerer
Managing Owner
Coffee at Work was founded as Full-Service Office Coffee Service provider
Philipp Elsen
Project Manager
in 2005 and has a staff of 110 today. Headquartered in Witten, Germany,
the Company ranked #1 in a consumer test conducted by business magazine FACTS in 2017.
According to Mr. Sesjak “Melitta is the ideal strategic partner. Coffee at
Work’s future outlook will be enhanced through a strengthened market po-
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sitioning in Germany while Melitta will also enable our European expansion
plans. We share the same philosophy and, most notably, customer orientation.”
According to Jero Bentz, Member of the Managing Board of Melitta, Coffee
at Work represents a meaningful portfolio extension:
„The participation in Coffee at Work constitutes an important milestone in
our strategy “Melitta 2020“ and facilitates the entry into an attractive and
growing market. In view of its outstanding development in the past years,
we consider Coffee at Work to be ahead of its competition in terms of both,
quality- and service-orientation.”
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