US-based manufacturers of conveyor systems, Meyer Industries and Kofab, have merged their operations to become a new food division called Precision Food Innovations (PFI).

PFI will operate under the umbrella of Precision, an employee-owned company that has an industrial division known as Precision Pulley & Idler (PPI), which is a manufacturer of conveyor components used in a variety of industries.

PFI will capitalise on Meyer’s and KOFAB’s presence in the food processing industry.

Based in San Antonio, Texas, Meyer Industries has been engaged in producing a wide range of specialist equipment, including blanchers, vibratory conveyors, hopper-feeders, bucket elevators, mix-blend systems, hydrostatic steam blanchers, bulk box filling, hydro chillers, and pasteurisers for food processors.

“Customers can expect a smooth transition and will still be interacting with many of the same people they have come to know over the years.”

Iowa-based firm Kofab produces custom-designed food equipment. It makes stainless-steel equipment for bakery, dairy, candy, meat, poultry and pharmaceutical processors.

PFI senior president Greg Stavers was quoted by Foodbev.com as saying: “The combined brand portfolio we are growing at PFI gives us strong exposure to the food handling equipment business, as well as an ability to reach consumers across a wide variety of channels.

“Customers can expect a smooth transition and will still be interacting with many of the same people they have come to know over the years.”

PFI claimed that it offers innovative solutions to meet application requirements and can customise solutions to blend with the existing systems.