Middleby has acquired Louisville, Colorado-based Wild Goose Filling, which specialises in the manufacture and service of speciality liquid filling systems.

The transaction covers Wild Goose Filling’s brands Wild Goose, Inline Filling Systems and Meheen, which reportedly generate $35m in annual revenues overall.

Financial terms of the deal remain undisclosed.

Wild Goose Filling specialises in a canning process that enables customers to minimise installation, set up and training costs.

The company also develops solutions to cut down the rate of dissolved oxygen in beverages.

Middleby CEO Tim FitzGerald remarked that Wild Goose Filling is a domestic market leader in craft beverage filling and canning.

Wild Goose Filling’s Inline Filling Systems brand engineers entire liquid and food filling lines, comprising filling, capping and labelling equipment.

The Wild Goose and Meheen brand beverage filling technology facilities are in Louisville, Colorado.

Commenting on the acquisition, FitzGerald said: “The company has industry-leading technology serving the fast-growing craft beverage market which includes beer, seltzer, cold brew and kombucha and is also well-positioned in other attractive niche markets.

“Middleby can now offer a complete equipment solution to our craft beverage customers when paired with existing brands Ss Brewtech and Deutsche.”

Middleby is a US-based manufacturer of commercial cooking and industrial processing equipment.

In June last year, Middleby acquired professional craft brewing and beverage equipment maker Ss Brewtech.

In April 2018, Middleby acquired JoeTap, a subsidiary of AC Beverage that manufactures on-demand nitro and cold-brew coffee, as well as dispensing equipment for the commercial foodservice industry.