Diethelm Keller Group Acquires AdHoc

Switzerland-based Diethelm Keller Group (DKB) has acquired a majority stake in Germany-based AdHoc Entwicklung und Vertrieb GmbH, which produces housewares that follow the company’s mission of “design follows function.”

According to the company, the acquisition was made to strengthen the range of brands available to its customers as well as increase DKB’s presence in both national and international markets.

DKB USA will be adding AdHoc to its line of products. Goods from Ad Hoc will include specialty mills, tea and coffee products, barware and accessories.

“Adding Ad Hoc to our existing portfolio of European brands is a real positive for DKB, our customers and colleagues in the USA,” said Will Symonds, global CEO of Diethelm Keller’s manual appliances division, which manages the Zyliss, Cole & Mason and Culinare brands worldwide.

According to DKB, AdHoc will continue to operate as an independent company within DKB’s portfolio, and Frank Kaltenbach, owner, will stay at the helm.