In 2021, Royal A-ware realised a turnover of EUR 2.2 billion, an increase by 20%. The net result rose to EUR 50.8 million, representing 2.3% of turnover. The company’s growth is the result of the consistent implementation of its long-term strategy and corresponding investment agenda. The number of permanent employees increased by 11% to 3,459 FTEs. Investments grew by 11% to EUR 65.5 billion in 2021.
Family businesses Royal A-ware and Noordhoek recently signed an agreement under which Noordhoek will be taken over by Royal A-ware. The proposed takeover has been submitted to the ACM for approval. Noordhoek's employees were informed about the proposed takeover on Monday 30 May. Upon the NMa’s approval, Noordhoek will become part of Royal A-ware and Noordhoek’s 58 employees will become Royal A-ware employees.
From June 1, 2022, Royal A-ware will start a second milk stream in Belgium. In addition to conventional milk, the dairy processor will also collect pasture milk. In the start-up phase, a limited number of dairy farmers will be able to supply pasture milk to A-ware.