San Jamar, the US-headquartered provider of food safety products and universal dispensing systems for foodservice and hygiene applications, has been acquired by compatriot business, Carlisle Companies.
In the UK, San Jamar light equipment is supplied through Foodservice Equipment Marketing (FEM).
With annual sales of approximately $87m and 120 employees, San Jamar is based in Elkhorn, Wisconsin.
The business will now operate as a separate unit within Carlisle’s FoodService Products division, a provider of professional-grade products for the restaurant, healthcare and janitorial sectors, including foodservice permanentware, table coverings, cookware, displayware, catering equipment and meal delivery systems.
D. Christian ‘Chris’ Koch, Carlisle’s president and chief executive officer, said: “San Jamar is an excellent fit within Carlisle FoodService Products.
“We were presented with a unique opportunity to acquire San Jamar, a business that has been on our target list for many years with a coveted brand within the foodservice industry. San Jamar offers Carlisle FoodService Products innovative new products, opportunities to expand Carlisle’s presence in San Jamar’s complementary sales channels and a history of profitable growth.
“In addition, Carlisle can provide new outlets for San Jamar products and contribute to San Jamar’s continuous improvement through the Carlisle Operating System. This acquisition combined with the improved operating performance at Carlisle FoodService Products will make the business more valuable to Carlisle, our shareholders and our customers.”