AMF Bakery Systems has completed its acquisition of Tromp Bakery Equipment B.V., a global supplier of baking equipment based in Gorinchem, The Netherlands.
Tromp designs and manufactures sheeting lines for pie, pizza, pastry and bread bakers worldwide. AMF manufactures industrial baking systems, specializing in pan bread and buns. The company is owned by Markel Ventures Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Markel Corp.
"We are excited to join forces with Tromp," Ken Newsome, president of AMF, said in a press release. "They have an excellent reputation for quality and innovation in the growing market of pies, pizza, pastries, and other specialty items. Additionally, as industrial bakers explore sheeting as part of their approach to bread make up, this gives us leading edge technology to help our traditional AMF customers. This strategic addition enables us to leverage our position as a global leader in high-speed bread and bun bakery systems and expand our offering into the specialty bakery sector."
Bas Tromp, founder of Tromp, will remain president once the acquisition is completed. “As I considered slowing down and thought about the future of my company, I wanted a place that would build on what we have accomplished,” he said in a statement. “I feel AMF and their affiliation with Markel makes them a unique organization that will best serve our customers and the people who helped build this company. We have very similar values with AMF when it comes to innovation, taking care of our people and especially taking care of our customers.”