The Century-Old Company Expected to Bolster Ali Group’s North American Presence

The Ali Group, a FEDA manufacturer member, has agreed to acquire The Montague Co., a California-based manufacturer of ranges, refrigerators, countertop equipment and other cooking products.

“We are very pleased to welcome The Montague Company into the Ali Group,” Ali Group CEO Filippo Berti said in a press release. “The Montague acquisition is strategically important to our group as it strengthens our position as a leader in the global commercial foodservice equipment industry. While the Ali Group has been competitive in this segment for quite some time in other areas of the world, Montague’s leadership in the commercial cooking equipment segment expands our opportunities and adds a new dimension to our ability to serve the foodservice equipment market in North America. The addition of very strong and well recognized brands to those of the group increases Ali Group’s global presence and visibility.”

“The last 102 years of Montague’s long history has been a part of my family, encompassing three generations,” Thomas Whalen, president and CEO of Montague, said. “We are thrilled that the Ali Group will carry on our strong family values and traditions with integrity, and I am confident the Montague legacy will continue as the premier cooking and refrigeration equipment company, with its commitment to consistently develop, produce, and market the finest quality commercial cooking and refrigeration equipment available in the industry under Ali’s stewardship.”