In April, US powder handling specialist Spiroflow Holdings bought Food Control Solutions, a systems integration and automation company in the food industry.
“Over a year ago, we recognized the value of Food Control Solutions’ custom automation and systems integration work, the quality and ingenuity of their solutions, and their excellent reputation,” said Jeffrey Dudas, co-chairman of the North Carolina-headquartered Spiroflow Holdings. “The acquisition of Food Control Solutions will allow us to provide complete end to end automated process solutions to our customers.”
Food Control Solutions started trading in 2000 with the goal of providing automation solutions to the food and dairy industries. The company became a system integrator for Allen-Bradley, Rockwell Automation and Wonderware.
“Within two years, they became an approved integrator for one of the largest food processors in the world, which opened doors for new business throughout the food and dairy industries,” said Dudas.
“Furthermore, the principal company owners invested in the paint and finishing industries. With the purchase of Reflex Systems and Impel Automation, they acquired the automation business of the two top suppliers in these industries.”
Today, Food Control Solutions, Impel Automation and Reflex Systems service customers throughout the USA, Canada, Mexico and Europe from four US offices located in Chicago, Charlotte, Cleveland, and Cedar City.
“These businesses, now part of Spiroflow Automation Solutions, offer the most comprehensive top of line custom automation and systems integration solutions in the food, dairy, paint, and finishing industries,” explained Dudas. “Their momentum has continued as just last month Food Control Solutions advanced from ‘approved integrator’ to ‘preferred vendor’ of the same worldwide food processor previously mentioned.
“Spiroflow Automation Solutions, with Food Control Solutions, is well positioned to become one of the top fifty worldwide system integrators within two years. Spiroflow will benefit significantly by cross selling our leading bulk material handling solutions to existing Food Control Solutions customers.”
Spiroflow, with major operations in the USA and UK, has for over 45 years designed, engineered and manufactured powder handling solutions. The company offers a wide range of standard and custom options for both small and large volume users. Products include bulk bag dischargers and Spirofil bulk bag fillers, flexible screw conveyors, Aeroflow aero mechanical conveyors, Cableflow tubular cable drag conveyors, Dynaflow tubular chain drag conveyors, auxiliary powder handling equipment as well as case packing, carton loading, palletizing and robotic palletising solutions.
Spiroflow Automations Solutions was launched in 2014 to supply control system design, industrial automation integration, control system migration, and HMI design along with procurement, start-up services and long term client support.