The Middleby Corporation has announced that it has acquired Burford Corporation, a leading manufacturer of industrial baking equipment.

“Burford is long-standing, respected brand known worldwide for their innovative baking solutions. The company has many patented technologies and is a leader in their industry,” says Selim A. Bassoul, Chairman and CEO of The Middleby Corporation. “Burford solutions are highly complementary to our existing bakery brands. Also, there are many synergies within our existing international sales and manufacturing infrastructure that will allow Burford to sell into new markets and expand their global presence.”

The Middleby Corporation is a global leader in the foodservice equipment industry, developing manufacturing, marketing and servicing a broad line of equipment used in the commercial foodservice, food processing, and residential kitchen equipment industries. 

Burford product offerings include pan oiling and glazing equipment, splitting and dough imprinting equipment, bag closing machines, and pan shakers.