US-based Ronnoco Beverage Solutions has acquired Houston-based dispensed beverage provider Trident Beverage.

Ronnoco said the deal part of its strategy to become a one-stop coffee and beverage, solution provider. It will be the ninth acquisition for the company.

Ronnoco Beverage Solutions CEO Terry McDaniel said: “We view the addition of Trident Beverage as a combination of strengths as we continue to strategically increase market share to better provide our partners with a one-stop, full line of beverage solutions.

“We are incredibly enthused to add John, Patrick and their dedicated team to advance our mission for continued growth and innovative expansion through our combined portfolio of high-quality products, brands and equipment focused on customer service and experience.”

Established in 2004, Trident Beverage offers beverage and dispenser options to a wide range of establishments in the US market.

Trident Beverage president John Walker and vice president Patrick Walker will retain their investment stake, continuing to run the business.

John Walker said: “We are pleased to unite fronts with a company that is so aligned with our larger priorities.”

“Together, our extended line of complementary product offerings and service areas creates natural synergistic opportunities for expansion across the combined platform.”

The acquisition of Trident, established in frozen drinks and cold beverages, is expected to expand Ronnoco’s footprint in the US.

Since 1904, Ronnoco has been producing and distributing coffee, teas and other beverages to customers around the country.