Middleby: Enhances Automation and Food Safety Solutions

Elgin / IL. (tmc) The Middleby Corporation announced the acquisition of Colussi Ermes, a leading worldwide manufacturer of automated washing solutions for the food processing industry. Located in Pordenone, Italy the company has approximately USD 50 million in annual revenues.

«Colussi Ermes is a highly respected, global leader directly addressing food safety and sanitation, a top priority across the entire food processing industry,» said Tim FitzGerald, Middleby CEO. «Colussi has the broadest offerings of automated washing solutions, covering a wide array of applications. Their washing solutions are in demand due to technology that reduces labor needs, decreases water and energy usage, minimizes chemical use and operates in a small footprint. The Colussi washing systems complement our existing food processing solutions and are incorporated in many of our current customer projects. This acquisition will support a significant opportunity for collaboration with brands presently in our portfolio, to deliver best-in-class, full-line solutions to our customers.»

Colussi Ermes provides automated washing solutions for global food processors in many specialties including bakery, confectionary, protein and fruits and vegetables.