Bakery ingredients company Atlanta Dethmers has been sold to Royal Cosun and will become part of its Unifine Food & Bake Ingredients business group.

Atlanta’s range of bakery mixes and cream powders will complement the existing product range of Unifine, Cosun said.

The takeover is effective as of 5 March 2007. Raffinerie Tirlemontoise SA sold Atlanta Dethmers as it was not a core activity. The Dethmers’ bake-off business is not part of the takeover.

Royal Cosun said its ambition was to become a major player in the European market for food ingredients for bakery, confectionery and ice-cream.