Tetra Pak acquires manufacturer of mozzarella cheesemaking equipment
Johnson Industries International manufactures mozzarella cheesemaking and cheese cutting, shredding and brining equipment.
Tetra Pak, Vernon Hills, Ill., acquired Johnson Industries International, a Windsor, Wis.-based company specializing in the design, development and manufacture of mozzarella cheesemaking and cheese cutting, shredding and brining equipment.
These additions broaden Tetra Pak’s wide-ranging cheese technology portfolio, and strengthen its position as a global provider of cheese manufacturing solutions.
“The acquisition of Johnson Industries International adds essential know-how and technology in a sector of the cheese market that is growing ever more important to our business,” says Monica Gimre, executive vice president, processing systems at Tetra Pak. “Many of our customers are expanding production in this category. Thanks to this acquisition, we can now ensure they have access to a complete equipment and services solution, helping minimize the complexity of plant management.”
“This transaction means that our innovations will be supported by the global resources and leading expertise of Tetra Pak. This will benefit our customers in the long run, as they continue to receive our market-leading products and services supported by Tetra Pak’s global organization,” adds Grant Nesheim, president of Johnson Industries International. “In recent years, we have been expanding our business to other parts of the world, and we now see an exciting opportunity for further international growth through Tetra Pak channels.”
Johnson Industries International will remain in its current location, and will continue to focus on its core business.