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LINXIS Group acquires Shaffer

LINXIS Group, global leader in ingredient automation, pre-dough systems, mixing and depositing technologies for the food and health industries, together with its financial sponsor IK Partners, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Shaffer, industrial mixers and process equipment, from Bundy Baking Solutions. The Bundy family will remain as minority owners in the business.

Shaffer’s market leading horizontal mixer strengthens the Mixing Technologies division of LINXIS, which includes Diosna and VMI, two world leaders in vertical and continuous mixing technology. Shaffer industrial mixers are engineered to be the most sanitary, durable and innovative horizontal mixers in the industry. 

“The addition of Shaffer enables Linxis Group to build on its family of market leading brands. Shaffer is well known throughout the industry for providing highly reliable and innovative equipment with a focus on customer service and support. We look forward to continuing that legacy by supporting the team at Shaffer in product development and international expansion. We welcome the Shaffer team to our group," says LINXIS Group CEO and president, Tim Cook.

"We are very excited for Shaffer and the new opportunities that they will discover as part of Linxis Group. We have had the privilege of working with the Shaffer team for the last 14 years and believe this was the next step in realizing the full market potential of Shaffer. We know that the Linxis Group team, together with the existing Shaffer team, will continue to move Shaffer forward to be the world leader in the horizontal mixer category," says Gilbert Bundy, CEO Bundy Baking Solutions.

“Joining the Linxis Group provides Shaffer with additional resources for research and development and enables us to further integrate and advance ingredient and mixing systems. The ultimate result of this new venture is that now, more than ever, we are able to provide our customers the best mixing solutions and services possible," says Kirk Lang, Shaffer vice president.

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