Cambridge, Ont. – Blendtek Ingredients Inc., an ingredient and product development company, has acquired Tri-Blend Bakery Mixes Inc., a manufacturer of bakery and confectionary blends.
Tri-Blend will operate as a division of Blendtek and has retained all employees in their current roles, Blendtek said in a news release. With the integration of Tri-Blend, Blendtek will now develop functional ingredient blends, bakery mixes, private label solutions and custom dry-blended products such as plant-based meat texturizers and gluten-free alternative blends.
“With the current market landscape, the addition of Tri-Blend allows us to deliver on increasing consumer demands and support our customers on another level by taking the manufacturing process under our control,” said Steve Zinger, Blendtek’s president. “We look forward to working with the highly knowledgeable and dedicated team at Tri-Blend, and continuing to drive innovation and our customers’ businesses forward.”
“Tri-Blend was founded with a focus on blending high-quality ingredients to create value-added bakery products,” said Doug Crone, founder of Tri-Blend Bakery Mixes. “Our integration into the Blendtek organization is a perfect match and will help us to compete in the ever-changing global food landscape.”
“In addition to enhanced service offerings, our customers can expect the creation of efficiencies through the blending of multiple ingredients to help streamline their manufacturing and logistics,” Zinger said. “At Blendtek, we are wired to create and work collaboratively with our customers and partners. This announcement is an extension of that commitment.”
The acquisition became effective as of Feb. 28, 2020.
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