Elgin, IL-based Middleby Corp. has acquired Imperial Commercial Cooking Equipment. Based in Corona, CA, Imperial manufactures ranges, fryers, ovens and countertop equipment, among other specialty cooking products for commercial kitchens. Imperial has annual revenues of approximately $40 million.
“Imperial is a leading, highly-respected commercial foodservice brand with products that complement the existing Middleby core cooking category,” said Middleby chief executive Tim FitzGerald. He added that the acquisition will also expand the company’s West Coast footprint.