R&R Ice Cream has agreed to buy German manufacturer Durigon Gelato, having snapped up a French ice cream company in September.

Durigon had sales of €20m in 2010 and makes ice cream tubs from 200ml to 5000ml for the private label market in Germany and other European Union markets.

R&R said it planned to invest in the Durigon factory and grow the private label business in Germany. It will continue making ice cream under the Durigon brand.  

Werner Durigon, the current managing director of the company, will remain at the business in his current role.

“We are excited about the potential for Durigon through using the resource and experience of R&R to further develop a respected and long-standing family business,” said Ibrahim Najafi, chief executive of R&R Europe.

The acquisition follows R&R’s purchase of French ice cream maker Pilipa this autumn for €27m. R&R now produces between 450 and 500 million litres of ice cream a year.