The Middleby Corporation has acquired the assets of high-tech manufacturer, Processing Equipment Solutions Inc. (PES). This acquisition merges PES – a longstanding supplier to MP Equipment - into the legal entity of MP Equipment Inc., a division of the Middleby Corporation.

All MP operations currently located in Buford and Conyers, Georgia – are relocating to the PES state-of-the-art machining and fabricating center in Gainesville, Georgia. The combined deep industry and technical expertise of both brands will be marketed exclusively worldwide under the well-established trademark of MP Equipment.

MP Equipment’s manufacturing base is tremendously broadened as a result of the PES acquisition and merger. In addition to its field-proven line of batter and breading systems and frying systems, MP Equipment has long since distinguished itself as the exclusive worldwide seller of the PES-designed and manufactured IntelliJet and MegaJet Water Cutters.

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The addition of PES design and manufacturing expertise brings important vertical integration of hi-tech machine manufacturing to the MP Equipment line and will further allow MP to offer customers and prospects a more diverse line of products and services.

“The acquisition of PES highly complements our existing portfolio of technologies for the food processing industry. The MegaJet and IntelliJet line of water cutting systems are state of the art, providing a high volume, accurate and flexible solutions to our food processing customers,” said Selim A. Bassoul, chairman and CEO of The Middleby Corporation.