MILWAUKEE – American Pasteurization Co. (APC), a third-party provider of High Pressure Pasteurization (HPP) services, announced the acquisition of FreshCo Foods, a Milwaukee-based co-manufacturer of premium and specialty foods. FreshCo was added to APC’s portfolio of food companies, APC Manufacturing, which produces a diverse line of products, including soups, sauces, dressings, potato products and salads. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“APC Manufacturing was originally established as a stand-alone company to provide co-packing services to clients of APC. Its rapid growth has required an infusion of capital that’s best delivered by APC,” says Justin Segel, co-founder and CEO of American Pasteurization Co. “APC Manufacturing operates in the same building as APC, so it’s been an easy ownership transition.”
APC Manufacturing, was founded in 2017 and utilizes several packaging techniques including bag, squeeze pouch and container filling of almost any shape or size and induction seal application.
“APC Manufacturing clients can take advantage of a full-service, turnkey process that provides co-packing and timely HPP services within the same facility,” Segel said. “Having manufacturing and HPP under one roof allows product to get into HPP faster, ensures the cold chain is maintained and eliminates an additional freight cost.”