CHICAGO – Cozzini Inc.’s PRIMEdge Division has acquired G.W. Steffens of Remscheid, Germany. Established in 1882, G.W. Steffens is a long-standing, leading manufacturer and distributor of high-quality bowl-chopper knives, slicer blades and skinner blades for the global meat and food industries.

“G.W. Steffens and Cozzini PRIMEdge have always shared an important common goal: to provide customer satisfaction by engineering, manufacturing and delivering the highest quality cutting edges and world-class customer support,” said Ivo Cozzini, president and chief executive officer of Cozzini Inc. “With the acquisition of G.W. Steffens, the combined depth of our resources and the combined breadth of our product lines, our market reach and distribution network is now stronger than ever.”

“With the combined global distribution and service network of Cozzini and G.W. Steffens, we will establish an even stronger partnership with our customers throughout the world,” he added. “The synergies of the combined companies will greatly benefit our customers through a broader technological base to develop new and improved cutting solutions for the meat and food industries.”