Published: March 18, 2024

Fortifi Completes Acquisition of REICH Thermoprozesstechnik GmbH

Food processing equipment platform expands with addition of leading German supplier

THE WOODLANDS, Tex., March 18, 2024 – Fortifi Food Processing Solutions (“Fortifi”), a leading platform of food processing equipment and automation solutions, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of REICH Thermoprozesstechnik GmbH (“REICH”), a leader in thermoprocessing systems for red meat, fish, poultry, cheese, pet food, and other food markets.

“REICH leads the further processing industry in smoking and cooking systems,” said Massimo Bizzi, Chief Executive Officer of Fortifi. “This acquisition bolsters Fortifi’s offerings across food processing and enables us to offer a more comprehensive solution to our customers.”

REICH joins a platform that includes other leading brands, such as Bettcher Industries, Frontmatec, and MHM Automation. Operating in more than 15 countries spanning five continents, Fortifi provides a broad range of solutions across the food industry including applications in protein, dairy, and fruits and vegetables.

“All of us at REICH are delighted to join the Fortifi platform,” said Tobias Layer, Chief Executive Officer of REICH. “We look forward to leveraging our shared commitment to customer service and innovation and drive continued growth for both businesses.”

In conjunction with the transaction, all REICH employees will join Fortifi’s broad-based ownership program that provides the opportunity to participate in the benefits of equity ownership.

About Fortifi Food Processing Solutions

Headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas and operating across more than 15 countries, Fortifi is a leading platform of automated food processing equipment and automation solutions. Fortifi serves customers worldwide through its global manufacturing and service footprint, and drives improvements in yield, productivity, food quality, and worker safety for many of the world’s largest food producers. Fortifi’s portfolio includes Bettcher Industries, a manufacturer of protein processing tools, machinery, and associated aftermarket parts; Frontmatec, a full-line supplier of automated red meat processing equipment; and MHM Automation, a New Zealand-based provider of automated processing and material handling solutions. For more information, please visit:

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