Munters Group has strengthened its position within climate control solutions for the food production industry by acquiring MTech Systems, combining data analytics expertise with state-of-the-art technology.

Munters Group is a global leader in energy efficient air treatment and climate solutions, and Atlanta-based MTech Systems is a company specialized in software systems for poultry and swine production.

The acquisition of MTech will transform Munters’ offering through the use of advanced data analytics. By combining the expertise and solutions of the two companies, Munters will now be able to provide full control of the supply chain for poultry and swine production. Within the agricultural (AgHort) business area of Munters, the focus is to efficiently control the indoor climate for animals and plants to ensure optimum performance.

For more than 30 years, MTech has been constantly improving data management and planning in the production and processing industry through its innovative software. Combining state-of-the-art environmental controls with superior data-collection and analytics will provide new and improved opportunities to maximize the value chain for integrators, distributors and farmers around the world.

“Munters is heavily involved in ensuring that people get food on the table, by controlling the climate in installations all around the world. Combining Munters’ climate control systems on farms and in factories with MTech’s planning and optimization software will bring a new level of intelligence and increase the ability to connect all parts of the supply-chain for poultry and swine production,” said Peter Gisel-Ekdahl, president, business area AgHort.    

“As the traditional lines between hardware and software have begun to disappear, we see Munters as the perfect partner with which to continue to innovate and adapt on behalf of our clients. Munters’ global footprint will also allow us to better service both our domestic and international client base,” said Mike Walker, president and CEO of MTech.