The Middleby Corporation has acquired Seattle-based Synesso, a designer and manufacturer of semi-automatic espresso machines.
Synesso, which has revenues of $10 million, joins brands such as Concordia and Bloomfield as part of Middleby’s coffee portfolio.
According to Middleby, Synesso machines are “known for their robust and innovative design, as well as for being energy efficient, low maintenance, easy to operate and allowing users precise control of pressure and temperature”.
Tim FitzGerald, CEO of Middleby, said: “Synesso is a highly innovative brand and further expands our coffee and beverage platform. Middleby is well-positioned within the beverage category, offering some of the most advanced equipment in today’s fast-growing coffee market.
“Our Seattle-based coffee companies are able to provide operators with a variety of sought-after options including automated bean to cup, cold brew, nitro brew, traditional carafe and now semi-automatic espresso.
“There are strong synergies between Synesso and our current US coffee brands Concordia, JoeTap and Ss Brewtech. Together, as a group, Middleby is a leader in the industry with coffee diversity and innovation.”
Foodservice equipment manufacturer Middleby earlier this year announced a deal to buy US-based Packaging Progressions.
Last year, the Illinois-headquartered business bought Taylor Company, which specialises in ice cream dispensing equipment and frozen drink machines, for $1 billion.
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