Fortifi acquires Nothum Food Processing Systems

Acquisition will expand processing and offer better global service.

Fortifi Food Processing Solutions, a global leader in food processing equipment and automation solutions, announces the acquisition of Nothum Food Processing Systems, a prominent US-based manufacturer of batter, breading and frying equipment for protein processing.

Massimo Bizzi, CEO of Fortifi, emphasizes the strategic significance of the acquisition: "Nothum’s innovative equipment, coupled with their dedication to customer service, align perfectly with Fortifi’s commitment to excellence. This acquisition expands our advanced processing offerings and enhances our ability to serve our customers globally."

Established in 1971 and headquartered in Springfield, Mo., Nothum serves diverse markets including poultry, seafood, vegetables and alternative proteins. As part of Fortifi’s portfolio, Nothum joins leading brands such as Bettcher Industries and Frontmatec.

Robert Nothum, president of Nothum Food Processing Systems, expresses enthusiasm about joining Fortifi: "We look forward to extending our impact and delivering exceptional food processing equipment as part of the Fortifi family."

Under the acquisition agreement, all Nothum employees will participate in Fortifi’s ownership program, providing them with opportunities for equity ownership benefits.

Baird served as Fortifi’s exclusive financial advisor for the acquisition, while William Blair advised Nothum.

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