Canadian Packaging

Spiroflow acquires Food Control Solutions

Acquisition creates good karma with material handling solutions and automation solutions.


April 17, 2015
by Canadian Packaging staff

Monroe, NC—Spiroflow Holdings, Inc. has  announced the acquisition of Food Control Solutions, Inc., the leading systems integration and automation company in the food industry.

The acquisition was completed on April 1, 2015 and combines the strength of Spiroflow’s worldwide bulk material handling solutions and the automation expertise of Food Control Solutions.

“We are very excited about the acquisition of Food Control Solutions and welcome them into the Spiroflow family!  Over a year ago, we recognized the value of their custom automation and systems integration work, the quality and ingenuity of their solutions, and their excellent reputation.  The acquisition of Food Control Solutions will allow us to provide complete end to end automated process solutions to our customers,” says Spiroflow Holdings co-chair Jeffrey Dudas.

Food Control Solutions opened its doors in 2000, with the principal goal of providing automation solutions to the food and dairy industries. They became a recognized system integrator for Allen-Bradley and Rockwell Automation and a certified Wonderware system integrator – essentially the ‘triple crown’ in the automation and systems integration worlds. Within two short years, they became an approved integrator for one of the largest food processors in the world, which opened doors for new business throughout the food and dairy industries.

Furthermore, the principal company owners invested in the paint and finishing industries.  With the purchase of Reflex Systems and Impel Automation, they acquired the automation business of the two top suppliers in these industries.

Today, Food Control Solutions, Impel Automation and Reflex Systems service customers throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Europe from four offices located in Chicago, IL, Charlotte, NC, Cleveland, OH, and Cedar City, UT.

These businesses, now part of Spiroflow Automation Solutions, Inc., offer the most comprehensive top of line custom automation and systems integration solutions in the food, dairy, paint, and finishing industries.  Their momentum has continued as just last month Food Control Solutions advanced from ‘approved integrator’ to ‘preferred vendor’ of the same worldwide food processor previously mentioned.

Dudas adds: “We have incredible opportunities before us and look forward to the journey ahead!”  The combined strength of the Food Control Solutions and Spiroflow teams allow us the powerful ability to expand our reach into our respective customer bases and provide a complete range of products and services no other supplier can offer.  Spiroflow Automation Solutions, with Food Control Solutions, is well positioned to become one of the top fifty worldwide system integrators within two years.  Spiroflow Systems, Inc. and Spiroflow Limited will benefit significantly by cross selling our leading bulk material handling solutions to existing Food Control Solutions customers.”

Spiroflow Systems, based in the Charlotte, NC, and Spiroflow Limited based in Clitheroe, Lancashire U.K. are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Spiroflow Holdings, Inc.  For over 45 years, Spiroflow has designed, engineered and manufactured its leading line of powder handling solutions.  The company offers a wide range of standard and custom options for both small and large volume users.  Products include bulk bag dischargers and Spirofil bulk bag fillers, flexible screw conveyors, Aeroflow aero mechanical conveyors, Cableflow tubular cable drag conveyors, Dynaflow tubular chain drag conveyors, auxiliary powder handling equipment as well as case packing, carton loading, palletizing and robotic palletizing solutions.

Spiroflow Automations Solutions, Inc. was launched in 2014 to supply control system design, industrial automation integration, control system migration, and HMI (human-machine interface) design along with procurement, start up services and long term client support.

Primary markets include the food, dairy, snack food, confectionery, beverage, pet food, pharmaceutical, packaging, industrial, chemical, plastics, minerals, cement, environmental, waste, and recycling. To learn more visit www.spiroflowsystems.com.


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