The Middleby Corporation has acquired Wild Goose Filling, a leader in the design, manufacture and service of specialty liquid filling systems and highly-engineered food and beverage packaging equipment.
The Colorado-based company brands include Wild Goose, Inline Filling Systems and Meheen, which together generate $35m (£28m) in annual revenues.
Tim FitzGerald, CEO of Middleby, said: “Wild Goose Filling is the domestic market leader in craft beverage filling and canning. The company has industry-leading technology serving the fast-growing craft beverage market which includes beer, seltzer, cold brew and kombucha, and is also well-positioned in other attractive niche markets.
“Middleby can now offer a complete equipment solution to our craft beverage customers when paired with existing brands Ss Brewtech and Deutsche.”
Wild Goose Filling is known for innovating an advanced canning process which allows customers to minimise installation, set up and training costs while delivering a superior quality can integrity.
The company has also designed innovative solutions to minimise dissolved oxygen in beverages and its solutions have given rise to the mobile canning industry.
Research shows current markets trends are moving from bottled to canned beverages.
Inline Filling Systems, a brand of Wild Goose Filling and based in Florida engineers complete liquid and food filling lines consisting of filling, capping and labelling equipment.