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Middleby buys grill company

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April 24, 2018
The Middleby Corp. said it acquired Josper S.A., a manufacturer of charcoal grill and oven cooking equipment for commercial food service and residential applications. Based in Pineda de Mar, Spain, Josper has approximately $20 million in annual revenues. “Josper is a recognized leader in the specialty charcoal cooking category. Charcoal cooking is a growing trend in the U.S. and markets globally due to the flavor profile and versatility of the equipment,” said Selim Bassoul, CEO of The Middleby Corporation.

“Josper has led the way in this category introducing market-leading innovations allowing for faster grilling times and a superior, natural grilled taste. We are excited about the continued growth potential of Josper, which should be enhanced through leveraging Middleby’s long-standing customer relationships and global infrastructure.” Middleby, headquartered in Elgin, is a global leader in the food service equipment industry. It develops, manufactures, markets and services a broad line of equipment used in the commercial food service, food processing, and residential kitchen equipment industries