Tomra Systems ASA, has signed an agreement with the owners of New Zealand Sorting Machine Manufacturer Compac Holding Ltd for 100% of the shares in the company.
“Food producers are consolidating, becoming larger, more sophisticated and more global,” said Tomra president and CEO Stefan Ranstrand
“We see clear advantages in mirroring this trend. With the acquisition of Compac, we reinforce Tomra’s leading position within the food segment and we will be the first player to present an offering to our customers for sorting fresh and processed foods with both lane and bulk sorters.”
Ranstrand said Compac’s leadership team will remain active in the new structure and customers can rest assured they will deal with the same people in sales and service.
“Compac and Tomra share common values of customer satisfaction and lasting partnerships.
“Under the new umbrella, customers will benefit from the shared focus of both companies on food safety, food quality, improved yield and productivity,” he said
Compac is a New Zealand-based provider of post-harvest solutions and services to the global fresh produce industry which designs, manufactures, sells and services packhouse automation systems.
The company has a leading position within the sorting of apples, kiwifruit, cherries, avocados and citrus.
About 6,000 Compac sorting lanes have been sold worldwide in over 40 markets.
Tomra Sorting Food designs and manufactures sensor-based sorting machines for the food industry. The company provides worldwide over 5,900 systems with high-performance optical sorters, graders, peeling and process analytics systems for nuts and seeds, dried fruits, potato products, fruits, vegetables, meat and seafood.