Middleby Corp. has acquired Packaging Progressions Inc., a $30 million Pennsylvania-based provider of automated packaging technologies for customers in the protein and bakery segments. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The company has interleaving, underleaving, stacking and card dispensing systems that allow customers to automate production, increase throughput and efficiency, reduce downtime and production costs and enhance product quality and presentation while improving food and employee safety.
“Pacproinc has been very successful in the development of highly-engineered, proprietary equipment that automates bacon, deli meat, fresh beef patty, protein alternative patty and pizza crust food processing lines,” Middleby CEO Tim FitzGerald said in a statement. “They have built a reputation as an innovative leader. The Pacproinc solutions are highly complementary to our existing processing technologies and will enable Middleby to supply a more complete system to customers and further extend our offerings in new and fast growing categories.”
In June, Middleby acquired Ss Brewtech, a California-based manufacturer of professional craft brewing and beverage equipment.
Middleby Corp. is a global leader in the foodservice equipment industry that reported $2.7 billion in net sales for 2018. The Elgin-based company develops, manufactures, markets and services a broad line of equipment used in the commercial foodservice, food processing, and residential kitchen equipment industries.