A strategic acquisition has taken place this week, as announced by Foodmate B.V. The company has acquired Barth Industrial Automation (BIA), which further strengthens its deep design and development capabilities for the core product portfolio.
“Foodmate and BIA have been strategic partners for over 15 years, and we’re excited to bring together BIA’s team of engineers, technicians and automation specialists with Foodmate’s poultry processing experts,” said David Wilson, Group President of Foodmate. “Together, we will be able to offer an even broader set of integrated solutions for our customers that will ensure product quality, production efficiency and maximum yield for their poultry processing lines.”
BIA has established itself as a leading provider of engineering, vision, robotics, and automation solutions to OEM partners in the food industry, according to a press release. Specializing in hardware and software engineering services, its expertise resides in the ability to deploy controls solutions for complete production lines.
The company’s expertise in industrial automation will complement Foodmate’s R&D activities and accelerate new product development initiatives.
“Foodmate has a culture of continuous innovation and has had tremendous success introducing new products to the market,” said Lisa de Wit-Barth, Operations Manager from BIA, who will now lead Human Resources at Foodmate. “The BIA team shares Foodmate’s passion for helping customers configure custom solutions that advance their production capabilities and ensure they operate safely, efficiently and profitably.”
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