ELGIN, ILL. — The Middelby Corp. has acquired Hinds-Bock Corp., a maker of solutions for filling and depositing bakery and food products. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Headquartered in Bothell, Wash., Hinds-Bock generates approximately $15 million in annual sales. The company makes standard and custom 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, including streusel and nuts. Hinds-Bock also supplies food factories with 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.
|Selim Bassoul, chairman and c.e.o. of Middleby Corp.|
“For decades, Hinds-Bock has been a leader in filling and depositing technologies serving industrial baking, food processing and other specialty areas,” said Selim Bassoul, chairman and chief executive officer of Middleby. “This acquisition allows Middleby to offer a customized 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.”Middleby has been active on the acquisition front over the past year. In December, the company acquired Scanico A/S, a Aarlborg, Denmark-based manufacturer of industrial cooling and freezing equipment for the food processing industry. In July, the company added Sweden-based Sveba Dahlen Group, and in May Middleby acquired Burford Corp., a manufacturer of industrial baking equipment based in Maysville, Okla.