Founded as a potato flakes factory in 1951, KADI today is an innovative manufacturer of potato-based specialities and snacks. With 180 employees employed at its state-of-the-art production facility in Langenthal, central Switzerland, the company supplies 270 different premium products to over 10’000 restaurants as well as various retailers across Switzerland. Due to its decade long focus on innovation and premium quality, KADI has become the market leader in the Swiss professional segment («HORECA»). Additionally, KADI has been hosting Switzerland’s most prestigious cooking contest, the “Golden Chef” for over twenty years.
Market & Drivers
The national and international market for potato products is developing very stably in the long term. The demand for high quality refrigerated and frozen potato products as well as innovative snacks remains very constant even in challenging times. With bold innovations, highest quality, a lot of passion and heart, KADI is committed to the sustainable development of Swiss gastronomy, culinary art and the enjoyment of the future.
NORD Holding’s Participation
NORD Holding, the management team and co-investors have acquired KADI as part of a tertiary buyout. NORD Holding thereby not only secured KADI’s ongoing independence, but also acts as an entrepreneurial partner for developing product innovations, investing into state-of-the-art production facilities or strategic acquisitions. At NORD Holding, we share the passion of the management team for culinary delights.
With the new shareholder Invision, we are very pleased to have an experienced and entrepreneurial investor from Switzerland and with NORD Holding a long-term-oriented shareholder who together guarantee our independence and support our production site in Langenthal and all our employees