The Polish soft drinks producer Agros Nova has acquired Dr Witt, the local juice maker.

Agros Nova's CEO Robert Niewiadomski said the acquisition would strengthen his company's domestic and export operations.

Thought the value of the deal was not disclosed Niewiadomski said that Agros Nova's investment in Dr Witt is an attractive one and that it will be paid for six months.

Dr Witt's sales are expected to reach 25m Polish zloty (US$7.9m) for 2004.