April 7, 2015

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Spiroflow Acquires Food Control Solutions

Spiroflow Holdings Inc. announces the acquisition of Food Control Solutions Inc., a leading systems integration and automation company in the food industry. The acquisition was completed on April 1, 2015 and combines the strength of Spiroflow’s worldwide bulk material handling solutions and the automation expertise of Food Control Solutions.

“We are very excited about the acquisition of Food Control Solutions and welcome them into the Spiroflow family,” said Jeffrey Dudas, co-chairman, Spiroflow Holdings. “Over a year ago, we recognized the value of their custom automation and systems integration work, the quality and ingenuity of their solutions, and their excellent reputation. The acquisition of Food Control Solutions will allow us to provide complete end to end automated process solutions to our customers.”

Food Control Solutions began in 2000, with the principal goal of providing automation solutions to the food and dairy industries. The company became a recognized system integrator for Allen-Bradley and Rockwell Automation and a certified Wonderware system integrator. Within two years, they became an approved integrator for one of the largest food processors in the world, which opened doors for new business throughout the food and dairy industries.

Furthermore, the principal company owners invested in the paint and finishing industries. With the purchase of Reflex Systems and Impel Automation, it acquired the automation business of the two top suppliers in these industries.

Today, Food Control Solutions, Impel Automation, and Reflex Systems service customers throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Europe from four offices located in Chicago, Charlotte, NC, Cleveland, OH, and Cedar City, UT. These businesses, now part of Spiroflow Automation Solutions Inc., offer the most comprehensive top of line custom automation and systems integration solutions in the food, dairy, paint, and finishing industries. Last month, Food Control Solutions advanced from ‘approved integrator’ to ‘preferred vendor’ of the same worldwide food processor previously mentioned.

“We have incredible opportunities before us and look forward to the journey ahead,” Dudas added. “The combined strength of the Food Control Solutions and Spiroflow teams allow us the powerful ability to expand our reach into our respective customer bases and provide a complete range of products and services no other supplier can offer. Spiroflow Automation Solutions, with Food Control Solutions, is well positioned to become one of the top 50 worldwide system integrators within two years. Spiroflow Systems Inc. and Spiroflow Ltd will benefit by cross selling our leading bulk material handling solutions to existing Food Control Solutions customers.”

Spiroflow Systems, based in the Charlotte, NC Metro area, and Spiroflow Ltd, based in Clitheroe, Lancashire, UK, are wholly owned subsidiaries of Spiroflow Holdings Inc. For more than 45 years, Spiroflow has designed, engineered, and manufactured its line of powder handling solutions. The company offers a wide range of standard and custom options for both small- and large-volume users. Products include bulk bag dischargers and Spirofil bulk bag fillers, flexible screw conveyors, Aeroflow aero mechanical conveyors, Cableflow tubular cable drag conveyors, Dynaflow tubular chain drag conveyors, and auxiliary powder handling equipment, as well as case packing, carton loading, palletizing, and robotic palletizing solutions.

Spiroflow Automations Solutions Inc. was launched in 2014 to supply control system design, industrial automation integration, control system migration, and HMI design, along with procurement, start up services, and long-term client support.

Primary markets include the food, dairy, snack food, confectionery, beverage, pet food, pharmaceutical, packaging, industrial, chemical, plastics, minerals, cement, environmental, waste, and recycling.  To learn more visit spiroflowsystems.com.

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