CHICAGO – Provisur Technologies Inc. recently acquired the assets of Lotte, Germany-based Multi-Tec GmbH & Co. KG, which specializes in autoloading systems. The move further expands Provisur's global technology, sales, service and manufacturing base.

MultiTec designs and manufactures autoloading systems that link food-slicing and packaging equipment. The company's technology complements Provisur’s Cashin and Formax Slicing product lines and broadens the Provisur's ability to provide modular buffering, positioning, turning, in-liner and overlapping solutions to the global sliced-foods industry.

“Increased competition for shelf space has created a need for more creative and appealing consumer packaging of sliced food, which in turn requires increasingly sophisticated autoloading equipment,” said Mel Cohen, Provisur CEO. “The acquisition of MultiTec is a natural extension to our Cashin and PowerMax slicing-equipment range, combining Provisur’s superior slice quality and portion control with MultiTec’s advanced slice positioning capability.”

Provisur created a new Autoloading Systems business unit to accommodate the acquisition. Gerd Stratenwerth and Jürgen Bialy, will join Provisur as business unit manager and engineering manager, respectively.

“By combining the technologies of MultiTec and Provisur, we can now offer our customers fully integrated systems solutions tailored to meet their specific needs,” Stratenwerth said. “We are excited to join forces with Provisur and are confident that together we can provide greater value to our customers around the world.”