Bacon Just Got Better : Kohler Industries Acquires Company with Thermal Processing Technology
JANUARY 31, 2019 – LINCOLN, NE – Kohler Industries Inc., a manufacturing company providing new, used, and fully reconditioned food processing equipment, announces the strategic acquisition of Colorado based fabrication company, Viers Industries. With this acquisition, Kohler Industries improves access to quality, cost effective processing equipment for the meat processing industry.
Founded in 1993, Viers Industries began as a repair company for thermal processing units and intense chillers. Years spent solving issues and improving upon on the market equipment lead Viers to design and fabricate custom machines dedicated to improving standard air flow efficiency and lifetime equipment durability. With more than 25 years of industry experience with smokehouses, ovens, and blast chillers, Viers’ equipment has a long-standing history of increasing yields, reducing cook/chill time, and maximizing your production.
“This acquisition is very exciting for our team, and our combined customers,” said Jim Kohler, Founder & President, Kohler Industries. “We really look forward to expanding our thermal processing service and capabilities. Everyone involved benefits from this partnership.”
Close collaboration and cooperation have been common between the two companies in the past. Both based in the Midwest, Viers Industries has frequently worked alongside Kohler to supply our customers with the smokehouses and chillers they require.
“We pride ourselves in supplying only the highest grade equipment to our customers,” said Kohler. “Knowing the quality of Viers Industries’ equipment matched our own, and having great confidence in their product, the decision to join forces was simple.”
Viers Industries will operate as a subsidiary of Kohler Industries, with Scott Viers continuing to run daily operations. This partnership will provide our customers with new opportunities for tailor made processing solutions along with the added skill, knowledge, and dedication to serving our clients that they’ve come to expect.
This acquisition reflects our commitment to growth through creating strong foundations for equipment solutions. The complementary addition of Viers Industries will expand markets for both companies, pairing legendary thermal processing technology with the competitive edge of our seven skilled fabrication shops. Our combined values of building for reliability and durability, ensure our customers will benefit from our rapidly growing network and additional expertise. Please contact our team today for more information on smokehouses and chillers.
About Kohler Industries
Kohler Industries Inc. is an industry leading manufacturing company focused on buying, selling, and reconditioning used and new food processing and meat processing equipment. We provide custom equipment solutions including one of a kind food processing machines and full equipment lines for meat processing. With the most extensive used food processing equipment inventory in the nation, we’ve proudly served customers worldwide for the past 40 years.