Aart Duijzer, Refresco (left) with Rudy Scheﬀer, DLL (right)
Refresco Gerber is the leading bottler of soft drinks and fruit juices for the industry’s largest retailers and brands in Europe, including PepsiCo. It is known for being the industry’s most flexible bottler with the best bottling lines. To sustain their technological lead, they turn to DLL.
“We are a fast-growing company in a low-growth industry,” says Aart Duijzer, Chief Financial Officer of Refresco Group. “This means we grow primarily through acquisitions, and when you acquire companies you inherit their equipment as well – equipment that is often old or doesn’t contribute to a cost-efficient operation. There is a constant need to optimize our bottling capacity and continuously upgrade our bottling lines. DLL is essential to accelerating this process.”
Refresco has been working with DLL, its equipment finance solutions partner, since 2008. During this time Refresco has grown tremendously, and in 2015 the company went public to finance further expansion. Today, Refresco is growing 2-5 times faster than its competition. According to its CFO, it aims to double in size in the next five years.