The Middleby Corporation has acquired US solutions manufacturer Hinds-Bock Corporation to boost its baking capabilities.
Based in Bothell, Washington, Hinds-Bock has around $15 million in annual revenues. Middleby said the company is a leading manufacturer of solutions for filling and depositing bakery and food products.
It is a manufacturer of depositing machines and fully automated lines for the baking industry for depositing batters such as muffin, cupcake and cake, depositing fruit pie fillings, mini cake lines, icing equipment and dry toppings.
Food factories also rely on Hinds-Bock for liquid bottle filling, high-speed meal filling systems, value-added protein applications and expertise in the integration of standard and custom filling machines for vertical and horizontal form fill seal applications.
The Middleby Corporation CEO Selim Bassoul said: “For decades, Hinds-Bock has been a leader in filling and depositing technologies serving industrial baking, food processing and other specialty areas. This acquisition allows Middleby to offer a customised and complete integrated solution for their high volume baking and processing needs.
“Hinds-Bock technology will highly complement the existing bakery and processing systems of our current brands. We can now offer our customers more with one supplier.”
The deal follows on from Middleby’s acquisition of cooling and freezing equipment manufacturer Scanico last December.
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