Provisur Technologies, Inc., Chicago, acquired Hoegger AG, a provider of form pressing, separation and cook and chill equipment, based in Flawil, Switzerland.

"Founded in 1976, Hoegger has a long tradition of innovative product design and a strong commitment to quality and reliability," says Mel Cohen, president and CEO of Provisur. "Those qualities make them a perfect fit for Provisur, as we continue to expand our portfolio of technologies and provide our worldwide customers with a more complete and integrated array of solutions."

This acquisition further expands Provisur's growing global footprint and provides the company with added sales, service and production capacity in Europe.

"The acquisition of Hoegger not only significantly strengthens our position in the slicing and portioning markets, but also complements our existing separation business and expands our cooking portfolio to include industrial sous vide cooking and pasteurization technologies," says Cohen.

"We believe that the combined capabilities of Provisur and Hoegger will be the catalyst for continued product and technology development, while also providing our combined customers with broader and more integrated technical solutions to their processing needs," adds Stefan Koller, chief executive officer of Hoegger AG.

"We are excited to be part of Provisur, and look forward to the benefits our new team can provide to our customers," says Franz Koller, chairman of Hoegger AG.