ELGIN, Ill. – The Middleby Corporation announced the acquisition of Souderton, Pennsylvania-based Packaging Progressions Inc. (Pacproinc).

Pacproinc, with annual revenues of $30 million, is a market leader in automated packaging technologies for customers in the protein and bakery segments. The company specializes in interleaving, underleaving, stacking and card dispensing systems, which allow processors to automate production, increase throughput and efficiency, reduce downtime and production costs, enhance product quality and presentation while improving food and employee safety, according to the company.

“Pacproinc has been very successful in the development of highly-engineered, proprietary equipment that automates bacon, deli meat, fresh beef patty, protein alternative patty and pizza crust food processing lines. They have built a reputation as an innovative leader,” said Middleby CEO Tim FitzGerald. “The Pacproinc solutions are highly complementary to our existing processing technologies and will enable Middleby to supply a more complete system to customers and further extend our offerings in new and fast growing categories.”