Middleby Corp. acquires Burford Corp.

by Anna Wiber
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Burford manufactures baking equipment such as topping applicators, splitting and dough imprinting equipment and more.

ELGIN, ILL. — Middleby Bakery Group has acquired Burford Corp., a manufacturer of industrial baking equipment. Burford is based in Maysville, Okla., and has approximately $15 million in annual revenues.

“Burford is a long-standing, respected brand known worldwide for their innovative baking solutions,” said Selim A. Bassoul, chairman and chief executive officer of Middleby. “The company has many patented technologies and is a leader in their industry. Burford solutions are highly complementary to our existing bakery brands. Also, there are many synergies within our existing international sales and manufacturing infrastructure that will allow Burford to sell into new markets and expand their global presence.”

Burford product offerings include seed topping applicators, pan oiling and glazing equipment, splitting and dough imprinting equipment, bag closing machines, and pan shakers.

Middleby is a global leader in the food service equipment industry. The company develops, manufactures, markets and services a broad line of equipment used in the commercial food service, food processing and residential kitchen equipment industries. 
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