Fortress Technology Acquires Dynamic Inspection

The two companies already have been affiliated for decades.

Powder Bulk Solids Staff

October 17, 2023

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Fortress Technology acquires Dynamic Inspection
Fortress will continue to share the latest advancements in inspection technology to New Zealand, enabling local engineers to adopt identical manufacturing processes. Image courtesy of Fortress Technology

Fortress Technology has acquired Dynamic Inspection located in New Zealand, creating the company’s fourth global manufacturing site.

Founded in 1998, Dynamic Inspection is still the only manufacturer of in-line food grade metal detectors in New Zealand. With an unmatched performance safeguarding dairy and food processing lines throughout Oceania and neighboring APAC countries, Dynamic has been affiliated with Fortress since the company was founded 27 years ago. 

By formalizing this longstanding alliance and transferring ownership to Fortress, customers will benefit from both companies’ respective and innovative expertise. In turn this will help to strengthen and advance food safety culture as a whole. 

“Seeing our relationship move to this next level and cementing our global reputation in this specialized sphere of expertise is really satisfying,” said Steve Atkins, co-founder at Dynamic Inspection.

Dynamic Inspection was established 25 years ago to supply locally manufactured metal detection systems. With founders Bob Philpott and Steve Atkins retiring, the acquisition by Fortress guarantees food safety service and support continuity for countless customers.

The transition to Fortress now enables us to recruit more experts and expand our manufacturing hub in New Zealand, as well as our business reach. Exciting new products and services will follow,” Philpott said.

Having integrated Fortress metal detector technology from their inception, the Dynamic Inspection team is already equipped with a comprehensive understanding of the equipment, software features and approach to harmonizing global food safety.

A major benefit of this acquisition will be the improved level of support Fortress can provide to existing and future customers, distributors, and agents. Having a manufacturing facility in close proximity to customers presents endless benefits; prompt delivery, transport cost savings, and faster access to service support.

“Supplying and servicing markets locally is always the best approach,” said Eric Garr, regional sales manager at Fortress Technology.

Fortress will continue to share the latest advancements in inspection technology to New Zealand, enabling local engineers to adopt identical manufacturing processes. However, the Dynamic team will now have direct access to the Canadian teams’ extensive R&D and global food safety intel.

“Regardless of where customers purchase our inspection technologies, they will look the same, and deliver the same food safety quality control, inspection performance and processing efficiencies,” said Garr.

Fortress Technology now has four manufacturing operations with this transaction, covering North America, South America, the UK and Europe, and Asia Pacific. 

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Powder Bulk Solids Staff

Established in 1983, Powder & Bulk Solids (PBS) serves industries that process, handle, and package dry particulate matter, including the food, chemical, and pharmaceutical markets.

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