The Middleby Corporation has purchased Colorado-based Wild Goose Filling, which provides packaging solutions for bottling and canning craft beverages.
Based in Louisville, Wild Goose Filling specialises in the design, manufacture and service of specialty liquid filling systems and food and beverage packaging equipment.
The deal includes the company brands Wild Goose, Inline Filling Systems and Meheen, which together reportedly generate $35 million in annual revenues.
Following the transaction, Middleby says it can now offer a complete equipment solution to its craft beverage customers when paired with existing brands Ss Brewtech and Deutsche, which it acquired earlier this year.
Wild Goose Filling is known for its advanced canning process, which it claims allows customers to minimise installation, set up and training costs. The company also designs solutions to minimise dissolved oxygen in beverages.
Tim FitzGerald, Middleby CEO, said: “Wild Goose Filling is the domestic market leader in craft beverage filling and canning. The company has industry-leading technology serving the fast-growing craft beverage market which includes beer, seltzer, cold brew and kombucha, and is also well-positioned in other attractive niche markets.”
No financial details of the deal have been disclosed.
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