Gov. Nathan Deal announced that CSM Bakery Solutions, a company with origins in the Netherlands, will relocate its global headquarters to Fulton County, creating 120 jobs and investing more than $5.5 million into Sandy Springs. CSM Bakery Solutions is an international leader in its industry, producing a broad range of bakery ingredients, products and services.

“Today’s news is an affirmation that our pro-business climate is gaining global recognition,” said Deal. “Georgia offers a top-notch combination of trade and industry resources and the brightest minds to harvest them. I am confident that CSM Bakery Solutions will benefit from relocating its global headquarters to our state and provide yet another case in point for other companies to emulate.”

By moving its global headquarters to Sandy Springs, CSM will consolidate several regional functions into one centralized location. This transition will bring CSM’s total employment in Georgia to more than 800. These new and relocating employees will serve the company in an array of areas, including senior leadership, sales, marketing, business development, administration and other support positions.

The facility will also include a Customer Experience Center where CSM will showcase its culinary expertise and many of its products and solutions in a customer-friendly environment. The move is expected to be complete by mid-2016.

“We’re very grateful to the state of Georgia and the city of Sandy Springs for their collective efforts in helping to bring CSM Bakery Solutions’ global headquarters to the Atlanta area,” said CSM President and CEO Robert Sharpe. “Critical in our decision were the area's transportation infrastructure, schools, cost and quality of housing, and business-friendly atmosphere – all in support of our multicultural workforce.”

As one of the baking industry’s largest players, with revenues of approximately $3 billion and more than 45,000 global customers, CSM employs more than 8,500 people around the world and offers a broad portfolio of well-recognized brands supported and developed from its eight innovation centers.

“Moving a company’s headquarters is not a simple undertaking,” said Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul. “We appreciate the confidence CSM Bakery Solutions has in both the state of Georgia and the city of Sandy Springs to provide the ingredients needed to connect with its customers and build long-term growth.”