FMI Foodhandling and JFPT B.V./foodlife join forces!
Industrial supplier & service provider FMI from Bergen op Zoom and JFPT from Zwolle, also known under the brand name foodlife, join forces from January 1st 2018, following the succesful completion of its merger. From this date, foodlife becomes part of the FMI concern.
The rapidly growing FMI is mainly known as a producer of components, assemblies and systems for the manufacturing industry. With the acquisition of the Irmato group earlier this year, FMI has also acquired a strong position as supplier of robotized production lines, including for the food processing industry.
JFPT B.V. is an internationally operating, Dutch company that develops innovative machinery and processing solutions for the food processing industry. The integration with foodlife is a deliberate and strategic move from FMI. Activities of foodlife will be merged with those of FMI Foodhandling from Uden. “JFPT B.V. is an incredible company with a strong brand name and commercial capabilities with which we can really achieve synergy”, says René de Keijzer from FMI. “Moreover, the technology, knowledge and machines of foodlife seamlessly match with what FMI Foodhandling offers. By joining forces, we can serve the global market much better and jointly develop new machines and production lines”, says De Keijzer.
For foodlife it’s also a great opportunity, given its international aspirations. As Patrick Jansen of JFPT B.V. phrases it: “With the FMI concern, we have found a partner that, in terms of size and entrepreneurial approach, is the umbrella for us under which we can realize our growth ambitions.
Foodlife and FMI Foodhandling will continue under the company name foodlife, an FMI company. The foodlife location in Zwolle will continue as sales office and maintenance location. Foodlife remains a proud dealer of GKS Packaging, FAM N.V. and Tenrit Foodtec Maschinenbau. Foodlife will continue to provide you with service and spareparts for these brands. The R&D location in Schiphol-Rijk is also preserved. The engineering and production of own machines will take place at the FMI location in Uden.