Eco-friendly FOODDUCK® spread dispenser patented in Europe
Orkla Food Ingredients has, through its 50% ownership in FD Holding Oy, been granted European patent for the FOODDUCK® spread dispenser.
Corresponding patent application has also been approved for grant in the US. Following successful test sales in Finland, Orkla Food Ingredients and Foodduck Oy are now preparing for international expansion.
The FOODDUCK® spread dispenser system is a Finnish innovation launched at the end of 2014. It is an environmentally friendly, sustainable and hygienic alternative to single serve spreads or large spread packaging for buffets in restaurants and canteens.
”We are pleased to see that test sales in Finland have been successful, and initial feedback from users of the FOODDUCK® spread dispenser has been positive. We now intend to expand the concept further by developing a broader range of spreads for the FOODDUCK® dispensers,” says Timo Sorsavirta, CEO of Foodduck Oy.
FD Holding Oy, owned 50/50 by Orkla Food Ingredients and Foodduck Oy, manages the industrial property rights and patents related to the FOODDUCK® spread dispenser. According to the agreement with FD Holding, Foodduck Oy will supply the dispensers and Orkla will produce spreads for the FOODDUCK® dispenser and be in charge of imports, sale and distribution of these spreads to the Finnish as well as the international markets.
See http://foodduck.fi/en/ for more information about the FOODDUCK® dispenser.
Orkla is a leading supplier of branded consumer goods and concept solutions to the grocery, out-of-home and bakery markets in the Nordics, Baltics and selected markets in Central Europe and India. Orkla is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange and its head office is in Oslo. In 2015, the Group had a turnover of approximately NOK 32 billion, and 14,670 employees at year end.
Orkla’s business area Orkla Food Ingredients is the leading bakery ingredients player in the Nordic region, in addition to holding growing market positions in selected countries in Europe. Its biggest product categories are margarine and butter blends, yeast, bread and cake improvers and mixes, marzipan and ice cream ingredients. Orkla Food Ingredients has sales and distribution companies in 15 countries, ensuring proximity to all customer segments.
About Foodduck Oy
Foodduck Oy is a Finnish company founded in 2012. It is a pioneer of automated dispensing solutions in restaurant self-service areas and in professional kitchens for fats, fresh cheeses, and other spreads. The FOODDUCK® spread dispenser is one of a kind in the world, and in our vision, the FOODDUCK® will be a symbol of a responsible and sustainable service counter for restaurants and canteens.
Orkla Food Ingredients
Oslo, 5 October 2016
Director – International Business Development, Orkla Food Ingredients
Tel. +45 20 40 11 58
CEO, Foodduck Oy
Tel. +358 50 414 0004