Kerry Group has added to its European ingredients business with the acquisition of SuCrest for an undisclosed sum.

SuCrest, which has production facilities in Germany and Belarus, provides sweet ingredients to the bakery, ice cream, confectionery, cereal and snack makers around Europe.

The company notched up annual sales of €50m (£42.96m) in 2010.

Kerry said it expected the deal to be completed by the end of the year, subject to regulatory approval.