CFS Brands has completed the acquisition of AyrKing, the food preparation equipment manufacturer.
Founded in 1972 and headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, AyrKing is a specialist in automated breading, blending/sifting and commercial marinating equipment and a key supplier to several major QSR restaurants, convenience stores, and grocery chains.
AyrKing also produces food blenders, mixers, drive-thru windows, ice baths and work tables.
Trent Freiberg, president and CEO of CFS Brands, commented: “AyrKing is a leader in food preparation equipment and is led by an outstanding management team with a reputation for innovation.
“The addition of AyrKing to CFS Brands will further strengthen our ability to provide inventive, customer-centric solutions to the foodservice market.”
Jim Bell, president of AyrKing, stated, “Our entire team is excited to join an industry leader like CFS Brands. AyrKing can now expand its reach and its capabilities to better serve our existing customers, while continuing to pursue new opportunities. Together, we’ll be able to deliver more profit-enhancing results for our customers than ever before.”
AyrKing will remain as a stand-alone entity within CFS Brands.
CFS Brands operates a range of businesses including Carlisle FoodService Products, Dinex, El Castor, Jofel, Piper, San Jamar, Snap Drape, and Sparta globally.
Based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the company employs more than 1,400 people across its headquarters, seven manufacturing locations and eight distribution centers worldwide.