Bolster acquires a minority stake in Giesen Coffee Roasters

Bolster Investment Partners acquires a minority stake in Giesen Coffee Roasters, the global market leader in the production of high-quality coffee roasters. Bolster will support Giesen in realizing its international growth opportunities and further professionalisation of the organisation.

Giesen Coffee Roasters develops and produces professional coffee roasters which stand out in quality, appearance and functionality. Due to the high-quality and the excellent service of their support team, Giesen is one of the top brands of coffee roasters and roaster accessories in the world. Giesen is the global market leader in small to medium size coffee roaster segment. These impressive machines are purchased by stores, independent roasteries, up to semi-industrial coffee roasters. The family business employs 110 people at its production site in Ulft, from where the coffee roasters are shipped to all over the world.

Mark van Rijn, partner at Bolster Investment Partners explains: “It’s always special to experience unique manufacturing companies in the Netherlands. Family owned Giesen Coffee Roasters is an outstanding example. A combination of hard work, a constant focus on quality and innovation and the global trend towards higher quality coffee consumption, made that the company has quadrupled in size in recent years. This impressive growth also highlights its further potential. We are delighted that the family has selected us as partner. Our long-term investment horizon enables us to make the right choices together with the family for the future of Giesen Coffee Roasters.”

Wilfred Giesen, director and shareholder of Giesen Coffee Roasters adds: “Finding the right partner for the future was not easy. When we first met Bolster the feeling van immediately right. Bolster’s long-term investment horizon has been decisive in this regard.

The two main growth drivers for Giesen are expansion of its international sales network and broadening of its product portfolio. Giesen aims to accelerate its international growth by expanding its sales department and optimising its network of distributors and agents. Large coffee countries such as America and South Korea as well as emerging coffee countries such as China and India, offer many opportunities to accomplish this. The innovation pipeline includes both new machines and accessories as well as new digital features. Recently, for example, the all-new 140 kg roaster and in-house developed software Giesen Profiler were launched.

For more information please contact
Bolster Investment Partners
Mark van Rijn +31 20 226 3088

About Giesen Coffee Roasters
Giesen Coffee Roasters is a family-owned company that manufactures high-quality coffee roasters. The coffee roasters are hand built, easy to use, reliable and offers the technology to roast beans with more control than any other roaster in the market. Giesen combines Dutch craftsmanship, family values, a no-nonsense mentality and provides customers with the best service.

About Bolster Investment Partners
Bolster Investment Partners is a long-term investor specializing in minority interests. Bolster invests in exceptional Dutch companies with a keen focus and a proven business model. Bolster helps entrepreneurs realize their company’s full potential. By acting as equal partners to make the difference.

Bolster has a proven track record. As an investment firm we have collaborated successfully with over 100 companies since 1982. Having previously operated under the flag of Van Lanschot Participaties, in late 2017 the entire team became an independent unit operating under the name Bolster Investment Partners.

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