To strengthen its North America Feed business, Buhler Inc. announced that it has acquired Mill Technology Co. (MTC), a manufacturer of innovative, heavy-duty hammermills and related products that are sold primarily into the feed, pet food, grain and oilseed processing sectors.
“This acquisition demonstrates Buhler’s strong commitment to the North American feed, grain and oilseed processing market, through investment in innovative technology that offers unique value,” Rene Steiner, president of Buhler North America, said.
The acquisition has closed, with immediate effect. The parties did not disclose further details of the transaction.
MTC was established in 1993 and is located in Starbuck, Minn. MTC is active in both domestic and international feed, grain, pet food, aqua feed, biomass, oilseed and other processing sectors. The company said its innovative Multimpact technology offers an expanded range of applications compared to conventional hammermills, particularly in the area of high-capacity fine grinding – a capability that complements Buhler’s portfolio.
“We now can offer a wider range of solutions to our customers," Steiner said.
This new line of hammermills will be rebranded under the Buhler name and manufactured in the U.S. at Buhler’s existing North American locations. Buhler said it will also invest to establish a Grinding Application Center at its Plymouth, Minn., location to enable application testing, closer customer interaction and future development.