By Andy Nelson March 21, 2016 | 4:58 pm EDT
Import/export specialist William H. Kopke Jr. Inc. has bought pipfruit importer/exporter Stanley Orchards Sales LLC.
Import/export specialist William H. Kopke Jr. Inc. has bought a pipfruit importer/exporter.
Lake Success, N.Y.-based Kopke is now the majority owner of Modena, N.Y.-based Stanley Orchards Sales LLC, according to a news release.
Adding Stanley will allow Kopke to simplify procurement, coordinate communications and streamline logistics in its apple and pear business, according to the release.
Ron Cohn will retain an ownership stake in Stanley, which was founded in 1931. Cohn’s son Jordan Cohn aslso will continue working for the company.
“We are pleased to become partners in Stanley Orchard Sales,” Kopke’s William Kopke said in the release. “We are both family companies, and we hope to build on the existing business with new and exciting strategies, while still focusing on the traditional values that brought us both here today.”
In the release Ron Cohn called Kopke a leader and innovator in the import business.
“Our expanded business will not only offer more product and service to our customers, but provide our suppliers with greater sales and distribution opportunities.”