The Middleby Corp., a FEDA manufacturer member, has acquired GBT GmbH Bakery Technology (GBT), a German company that engineers and produces high-grade industrial baking and bread lines.
“GBT customizable equipment highly complements our existing bakery brands and allows us to strengthen our European presence in large-scale baking,” Middleby CEO Tim FitzGerald said. “The company brings German engineering capabilities and a broad knowledge of full line bakery solution integration to Middleby. Adding GBT innovation to our existing bakery portfolio will allow us to expand our offerings and customer base with new full line solutions. While we believe there are many synergies between the companies that will continue to increase, GBT will immediately benefit from our existing and well-established customer channels.”
GBT baking experts have decades of experience in high-performance, large-volume product systems for bread, buns, sweet pastries, and other baked goods, Middleby said in a press release announcing the acquisition. The company develops and installs specialty bread systems, tunnel ovens and conveyor baking systems and offers products such as dough dividers and proofers. The systems, products and services offered by GMT are expected to enhance the capabilities of Middleby Bakery full line solutions.