The Middleby Corporation – a developer and manufacturer of a broad line of solutions used in commercial foodservice, food processing and residential kitchens – announced the acquisition of GBT GmbH Bakery Technology (GBT). Based in Lünen, Germany, GBT has expertise in engineering and manufacturing high-grade industrial baking and bread lines.
“GBT customizable equipment highly complements our existing bakery brands and allows us to strengthen our European presence in large scale baking,” Tim FitzGerald, CEO of Middleby, said in the announcement. “The company brings German engineering capabilities and a broad knowledge of full line bakery solution integration to Middleby. Adding GBT innovation to our existing bakery portfolio will allow us to expand our offerings and customer base with new full line solutions. While we believe there are many synergies between the companies that will continue to increase, GBT will immediately benefit from our existing and well-established customer channels.”
GBT baking experts have decades of experience in high-performance, large-volume product systems for bread, buns, sweet pastries and other baked goods. The company develops and installs specialty bread systems, tunnel ovens and conveyor baking systems and offers products including dough dividers and weighers and proofers. Its comprehensive customer service addresses project conception and management, manufacturing, assembly, training, maintenance and service.
The systems, products and services offered by GBT will enhance the capabilities of Middleby Bakery full-line solutions.