Middleby Acquires Australia's Beech Ovens
Apr 14, 2011
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The Middleby Corp.'s latest acquisition is Beech Ovens, Pty. Ltd., of Brisbane, Australia, manufacturer of stone hearth ovens for the commercial foodservice industry. Beech has about $10 million in annual sales.

"Beech is recognized globally as a preferred brand in the manufacture of stone hearth ovens, tandoor ovens, rotisserie ovens, and specialty cooking equipment," said Middleby Chairman and CEO Selim A. Bassoul. "Their unique design, energy efficiency, and durability make Beech the oven of choice for many of the top restaurants globally. Beech is particularly strong in emerging markets such as India, China, and Middle East, where the demand for display cooking is growing with the expansion of hotels and resorts." He added that Middleby also sees opportunities to expand the market for Beech in the United States.

Middleby is a global leader in commercial appliances and foodservice equipment. Its brands include Anets, Blodgett, Blodgett Combi, Blodgett Range, Bloomfield, Carter Hoffman, CookTek, CTX, Doyon, frifri, Giga, Holman, Houno, Jade, Lang, MagiKitch'n, Middleby Marshall, Nu-Vu, Perfectfry, Pitco Frialator, Southbend, Star, Toastmaster, Turbochef, and Wells.

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