Kellen Company, the New York-based PR and association management firm, has acquired Brussels-based AGEP Association Management to bolster its European operations, particularly in the food sector.

AGEP clients include the AIPCE-CEP, the European Union Fish Processors and Trades Association, CEREALES, which represents Belgian breakfast cereal producers, and AMFEP, the Association of Manufacturers and Formulators of Enzyme Products.

“European associations need to focus on what happens in Brussels as well as in member states,” said Kellen CEO Peter Rush.

AGEP will be merged into Kellen’s existing European operation in Brussels, handling clients like the European Food and Drink Council and the Society of Plastics Engineers.