NEW YORK – Bizerba and CMS Technology have announced an alliance that will provide antimicrobial solutions to the protein industry. Bizerba brings it safety and consumables focus to the partnership, while CMS Technology offers technology and delivery systems expertise.

"This partnership further expands our ability to service customers with a breadth of consumable products used to enhance food safety," said Robert Slykhuis, President and CEO of Bizerba North America. "We are excited about what CMS' offerings can bring customers in the food space."

"Bizerba's presence and established service at meat and poultry processing locations will allow us to provide a high level of customer focus," said John Meccia, president and CEO of CMS Technology. "CMS is intent on bringing innovative antimicrobial approaches to help food processors continue to improve food safety for consumers."

Bizerba’s new partnership builds on a previous alliance it created with Henkel Corporation in October 2015. The global provider of products and solutions relating to slicing, processing, weighing, cashing, checking, commissioning and labeling partnered with Henkel Adhesive Technologies, a provider of adhesives, sealants and functional coatings to bring consumer packaging adhesives to the protein market segment.

“Our strategy to combine state-of-the-art weighing, labeling and inspection products with our labels, adhesives, engineering and direct service, allows us to meet the needs of our customers to be a complete solution provider,” Slykhuis said at the time of the previous partnership. “The technology brought to us by Henkel along with our continued innovation in all our current products, ensures that we can deliver the best solutions in the market today and for the future.”

Bizerba is family owned and headquartered in Balingen, Baden Wuerttemberg, Germany, for five generations, with sales, service and production facilities located in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France, Spain, China and USA and around 3,700 employees.

CMS Technology is a specialty chemical company with offices in New York City and Wilton, Connecticut. The company focuses on the development and delivery of innovative, antimicrobial solutions for food, packaging and material applications.