As a global leader in bakery and frozen confections, Aryzta is among the world’s three largest baking companies, earning 4.8 billion euros in profit last year. With 60 plants located in 25 different countries, it is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.
The company started its journey in Brazil 30 years ago, providing hamburger buns and pies for McDonald’s. After a merge in 2008 between IAWS Group PLC and Hiestand Holding AG, the company changed its name to Aryzta and has been part of Aryzta Group since 2010.
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Maintaining its values, Aryzta possesses a differentiated quality concept based on maximum food safety, as well as full compliance with the customers’ expectations.
“As the absolute leader in the food service sector in Brazil, the company is responsible for serving 80 percent of the national market,” said the president of Aryzta in Brazil, Claudio Gekker.
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The industrial structure of the company includes a specialized plant in Santo Amaro, São Paulo state, two bread factories in Osasco and Jaguariúna, also located in São Paulo state, and another in Juiz de For a, in Minas Gerais state. In addition to hamburger buns, cakes, croissants, and more, the company has also been investing in new lines of products and packaging, including a specific line for retail. Future plans include partnerships with major supermarket chains.
Since the company’s arrival in Brazil, the process management system has been based on TPM, which evolved in Lean manufacturing. “Aryzta RISE is the result of continuous improvement process that supports are entire operation using Lean tools and techniques,” said Gekker.
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