Middleby: buys Spooner Vicars Bakery Systems

Elgin / IL. (mid) The Middleby Corporation announced the acquisition of Spooner Vicars Bakery Systems, a leading manufacturer of baking systems for the cookie and cracker industry. Headquartered in Merseyside, United Kingdom, Spooner Vicars has annual revenue approaching ten million USD. «As part of Middleby, we have the opportunity to showcase the Spooner Vicars products to a broader market by leveraging the strength of the Middleby international sales organization and our existing relationships with global industrial bakeries», said Selim A. Bassoul, Chairman and CEO of The Middleby Corporation. «We continue to see a growing global demand from our customers to automate their operations, and the Spooner Vicars portfolio provides an innovative solution that complements our existing brands in this platform. This respected brand has a long-standing reputation for industry-leading baking technology solutions». Through acquisition of Spooner Vicars and previously announced Stewart Systems, Middleby has acquired not only these brands, but also an established base of manufacturing capabilities in Bangalore, India from the UCA Group of Companies. Middleby is a global leader in the foodservice equipment industry. The company develops, manufactures, markets and services a broad line of equipment used in the commercial, industrial processing and residential markets.

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