US based Middleby Corporation, one of the global leaders in the foodservice industry recently announced the acquisition of Italy headquartered Colussi Ermes, one of the leading worldwide manufacturers of automated washing solutions for the food processing industry, the company has approximately $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.
The Middleby Corporation develops and manufactures a broad line of solutions used in commercial foodservice, food processing, and residential kitchens.