Probat acquires ED Industrial

Probat’s US subsidiary, Probat Inc, has acquired ED Industrial and ED Industrial USA, effective 13 January, 2017. With over 150 years of experience in the art and science of roasting coffee, Probat is an established player in the coffee equipment industry. Probat Inc. has the largest staff in North America dedicated to coffee roasting technology and offers both global reach and highly responsive local support. According to a statement from the company, Probat’s acquisition of ED Industrial further expands its ability to provide the highest level of plant installation services and equipment repair and maintenance to coffee customers in North America. ED Industrial and ED Industrial USA are Canadian millwrighting and heavy steel fabrication companies working in the food and beverage industry, and specialising in coffee processing, as well as in building products, metal refineries, recycling, aggregates, concrete, bulk material handling and more. EDI has more experience installing complete coffee process plants utilising Probat coffee roasters than any other company in North America. John Fortin, the President of Probat Inc, said the acquisition was inspired by similar strategic goals for all parties. “Acquiring EDI opens up new prospects for Probat Inc to grow our service business in coffee and non-coffee industries throughout North America. The acquisition of EDI gives Probat the opportunity to offer full turnkey solutions made up of equipment sales, plant installation service and post-sales equipment service support to our customer base in North America. We’ll also be
able to add installation and maintenance services for other Probat supplied products from the Probat Food Division to our portfolio. Altogether, this acquisition significantly enhances the power of our customer presentation across all of our product lines and services, allowing us to better serve our market.”

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