ELGIN, Ill. – The Middleby Corporation announced the acquisition of Castelnuovo Rangone, Italy-based Ve.Ma.C. The company, which has approximately $15 million in annual revenue is a leading designer and manufacturer of handling, automation and robotics solutions for protein food processing lines.

“This acquisition extends our capabilities related to automation and robotics, providing for further opportunities to integrate our existing food processing equipment offerings. We can now provide more comprehensive end to end solutions for our customers with reduced labor, increased capacity and greater operating efficiency,” said Selim Bassoul, CEO of The Middleby Corporation. “We are very excited about Ve.Ma.C. as a key addition to our portfolio as we continue to evolve our platform of fully automated solutions.”

The Middleby Corp. develops, manufactures, markets and services equipment used in the commercial foodservice, food processing and residential kitchen equipment industries.