Leading Food System Companies Finalize Sale: Expanding Customer Base In the Further-Processing Market

Stork Food Systems has finalized the sale and acquisition of Townsend Engineering. Together, the two companies form the world’s largest provider of innovative and reliable meat-processing systems for their customers.

The acquisition of Townsend is a strategic fit for both companies. Stork Food Systems, a key business unit of Stork NV, will expand its customer base in the further-processing market, especially in the red meat sector. At the same time, it will allow both companies to offer a wide array of further-processing equipment and systems to its customers. From the RevoPortioner, more than the current forming technology, to the QX Quality Coextrusion system, a combination of process and product created to alter the state of sausage making, Stork Food Systems has the know-how and expertise to meet all of its customer’s needs.
Theo Hoen, president of Stork Food Systems, remarks, “We are very pleased with this acquisition. Stork Food Systems is built upon the cornerstone of providing customers with reliable innovation. Townsend’s continuous innovation and strong reputation for reliable products in the marketplace is a perfect fit with Stork Food Systems.”    
Stork Food Systems develops and manufactures poultry- and further-processing equipment and systems for customers around the world. The group focuses on the introduction of innovative and reliable solutions for the processing of poultry, red meat and the production of ready-to-heat meal components, and its goal is to create significant market advantages for customers through a wide array of innovative and reliable product offerings. Key product aspects for customers are improved efficiency, optimized hygienic design for food safety and short payback time. NP