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April 23, 2018

Middleby buys foodservice equipment maker in Spain

Global foodservice equipment provider The Middleby has acquired Josper, a manufacturer of charcoal grill and oven cooking equipment for commercial foodservice.

Global foodservice equipment provider The Middleby has acquired Josper, a manufacturer of charcoal grill and oven cooking equipment for commercial foodservice.

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Josper offers cooking equipment such as ovens, grills and other cookware to steak houses, brasseries, tapas bars, bistro-cafes, traditional restaurants and haute cuisine.

Josper Charcoal Oven is a combination of a grill and an oven that works with charcoal, and has different levels of grilling with a front opening door system.

Based in Pineda de Mar, Spain, the company currently generates $20m in annual revenues.

“Charcoal cooking is a growing trend in the US and markets globally due to the flavour profile and versatility of the equipment.”

Middleby CEO Selim Bassoul said: “Josper is a recognised leader in the specialty charcoal cooking category. Charcoal cooking is a growing trend in the US and markets globally due to the flavour profile and versatility of the equipment.

“Josper has led the way in this category introducing market-leading innovations allowing for faster grilling times and a superior, natural grilled taste.

“We are excited about the continued growth potential of Josper, which should be enhanced through leveraging Middleby’s longstanding customer relationships and global infrastructure.”

Middleby is a developer and manufacturer of equipment for food processing, foodservice and residential kitchen industries.

Brands offered by the company for the foodservice industry include Anets, Beech, Blodgett Combi, Bloomfield, Carter-Hoffmann, CookTek, Eswood, Firex, Goldstein, INDUC, Josper, L2F, Market Forge, Pitco Frialator and Wunder-Bar.

Financial details of the acquisition remain undisclosed.

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