ELGIN, ILL. — The Middleby Corp. has acquired Souderton, Pa.-based Packaging Progressions, Inc. (Pacproinc). Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Pacproinc provides automated packaging technologies for customers in the protein and bakery segments. The company’s interleaving, underleaving, stacking and card dispensing systems allow customers to automate production, increase throughput and efficiency, reduce downtime and production costs, enhance product quality and presentation while improving food and employee safety.
“Pacproinc has been very successful in the development of highly engineered, proprietary equipment that automates bacon, deli meat, fresh beef patty, protein alternative patty and pizza crust food processing lines,” said Tim Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of Middleby. “They have built a reputation as an innovative leader. The Pacproinc solutions are highly complementary to our existing processing technologies and will enable Middleby to supply a more complete system to customers and further extend our offerings in new and fast-growing categories.”
Middleby has been active on the acquisition front over the past few years. The company acquired Hinds-Bock Corp., a Bothell, Wash.-based maker of solutions for filling and depositing bakery and food products, in February 2018. In 2017 the company added Scanico A/S, an Aarlborg, Denmark-based manufacturer of industrial cooling and freezing equipment for the food processing industry, Sweden-based Sveba Dahlen Group, and Burford Corp., a manufacturer of industrial baking equipment based in Maysville, Okla.