Foodmate acquires Barth Industrial Automation

With the acquisition, BIA will provide Duravant with its knowledge in industrial automation

Foodmate has acquired Barth Industrial Automation (BIA), thereby enhancing its technology offerings and expanding its services for integrated production line solutions. The acquisition has strengthened Foodmate’s deep design and development capabilities for their core product portfolio, which spans weighing, grading, cutting and deboning technologies.

Headquartered in ‘s-Gravendeel, The Netherlands, BIA has established itself as a provider of engineering, vision, robotics and automation solutions to OEM partners in the food industry. The company offers hardware and software engineering services, deploying solutions for complete production lines.

“Foodmate and BIA have been strategic partners for over 15 years, and we’re excited to bring together BIA’s team of engineers, technicians and automation specialists with Foodmate’s poultry processing experts,” said David Wilson, group president of Foodmate. “Together, we will be able to offer an even broader set of integrated solutions for our customers that will ensure product quality, production efficiency and maximum yield for their poultry processing lines.”

BIA’s knowledge in industrial automation will complement Foodmate’s R&D activities and accelerate new product development initiatives for the company.

“Foodmate has a culture of continuous innovation and has had tremendous success introducing new products to the market,” said Lisa de Wit-Barth, operations manager from BIA, who will now lead human resources at Foodmate. “The BIA team shares Foodmate’s passion for helping customers configure custom solutions that advance their production capabilities and ensure they operate safely, efficiently and profitably.”