We are pleased to advise that Colby Powder Systems has been acquired by GEA of Bochum in Germany. GEA is a company of the MG Technologies Group. Colby will be incorporated into the rapidly growing Process Engineering Division of GEA.
As part of Process Engineering, Colby Powder Systems will find many new growth opportunities and will be able to complement GEA's strong position in the food and dairy market.
The acquisition will enable Colby Powder Systems to strengthen their working relationship with several GEA companies; namely, Niro Inc in Hudson, Wisconsin, USA and AVAPAC (Avalon Engineering) of Hamilton, New Zealand.
Together with Avapac, Colby will form the basis of a new "Powder Systems" business unit within GEA Process Engineering. This unit will focus on delivering a wider range of products and services to their clients around the globe as well as improved after sales support for Avapac, Colby and Stratapac equipment.