Baader makes strategic purchase
By SeafoodSource staff
30 October, 2012
Food processing machinery manufacturer Baader Group has purchased 100 percent of Trio Food Processing Machinery AS, which also includes Trio FTC Sweden AB. The purchase agreement was signed today in Stavanger, Norway.
Trio, founded more than 100 years ago to supply machines and technology to the canning industry in Norway, is well-known for building processing machinery for skinning whitefish and salmon. The company introduced the FDS machine for deep skinning and skinning of soft fish fillets, as well as horizontal and vertical slicing machines for fish and poultry. The company has shipped more than 2,000 machines worldwide.
Trio FTC Sweden invented mechanical pin-boning machines for salmon and trout and has supplied machines for customers worldwide for more than 25 years.
“We are really pleased about the possibilities which arise through the combination of the strengths of Baader and Trio and the creation of a new dynamic force within the international food industry,” said Petra Baader, shareholder of the Baader Group of
Lübeck, · Germany. “Baader and Trio complement one another effectively with regard to the global presence in the market, the process technology, the developing experience and the customer support. We know Trio for many years as a respected international provider of machines for the fish industry and we are looking forward to market the products of a high development standard using the well established Baader network. We are looking forward to the cooperation.”
Eric Joa, managing director of Trio Food Processing AS, added: “Baader is a leading company with regard to high developed food-processing technology and showing lots of engagement concerning their customers. The cooperation of our both firms will make it possible to further implement the technology of Trio, especially the lately developed new machine for pre-rigor pin boning, in the market. This new technology will make it possible to produce skin and boneless salmon fillet with better quality and longer shelf life. Trio pin boning, skinning and slicing fit well into Baader’s processing lines.”
30 October, 2012