The East Anglian malt firm has acquired Tivoli Malz GmbH, which is based in Germany and Poland.

Anglia Maltings (AM) has purchased Tivoli Malz GmbH (Tivoli) and its subsidiaries (GlobalMalt Group and GlobalMalt Polska).

Tivoli’s annual capacity of 180,000 tonnes of malt will bolster AM’s current production of 250,000 tonnes of ingredients for the food and drink industries.

AM currently has three separate businesses: Crisp Malting Group, which has five maltings, three in East Anglia and two in Scotland; Edme, a wholegrain ingredients plant at Manningtree in Essex; and Micronized Food Products, a cereal ingredient plant in North Yorkshire.

Euan Macpherson, managing director of Crisp, will head the combined operations. He said: “By combining forces we can operate even more efficiently, upscaling our services and meeting the demands of existing and new customers.”