The Federation of Bakers has welcomed AAK, the UK arm of Swedish fats and oil ingredients manufacturer, as a new member. 

AAK, part of the AAK Group of Companies, provides value-adding vegetable oils and fats, release agents and divider oils to the industry.

John McAughtrie, customer innovation director at AAK, said: “We look forward to continuing to strengthen our relationship with the UK’s largest baking companies with the opportunities and services that come with the Federation of Baker’s associate membership.”

Gordon Polson, director of the Federation of Bakers, added: “We are delighted to welcome AAK (UK) as a new associate member, and hope to support them as they continue to grow their global business.”

AAK (UK) joins current associate members AB Mauri UK and Ireland, ADM Milling, Baker Perkins, Benier (UK), British Bakels, CCFRA, Cereform, CSM (UK), Edme, GB Ingredients, Kwik Lok, Lesaffre Group, Puratos, Spooner Industries, Taste Tech, Zeelandia and Zeppelin Systems.

The Federation of Bakers supplies the nation’s bread and morning goods, with nine member companies running 33 bakeries in the United Kingdom and supplying the majority of the bread consumed in the UK.