The Middleby Corporation is a worldwide manufacturer of commercial kitchen equipment, residential appliances and systems for industrial processing, packaging and baking. With more than 50 brands between the three business segments, Middleby develops, manufacturers, distributes and sells its products worldwide.
Commercial Foodservice Equipment
Middleby is the largest global manufacturer of commercial cooking equipment. The well-known brands of Middleby are used in restaurants, from quick service to fine dining, as well as in institutional foodservice such as hospitals and schools. Middleby customers in the Commercial Foodservice Equipment Group include YUM! Brands, Subway, Dunkin Brands, Cheesecake Factory, Papa John’s International and many others. Middleby cooking equipment has gained endorsements from top chefs around the world. Middleby has received top industry and customer awards and for its patented cooking innovations and has many ENERGY STAR rated products in the industry.
A sample of the product lines from Middleby brands feature conveyor ovens, ranges, steamers, convection ovens, combi ovens, broilers and steam cooking equipment, induction cooking systems, speed cook ovens, baking and proofing ovens, char broilers, catering equipment, fryers, toasters, hot food servers, food warming equipment, griddles and coffee/beverage dispensing equipment. The also have several companies and technologies in the beverage area. The equipment in this segment are sold and marketed under the brand names Anets, Beech, Blodgett, Bloomfield, Britannia, CTX, Carter-Hoffmann, Celfrost, CookTek, Desmon, Concordia, Doyon, Eswood, Frifri, Giga, Goldstein, Holman, Houno, IMC, Induc, Jade, Lang, Lincat, MagiKitch’n, Market Forge, Marsal, Middleby Marshall, Nieco, Nu-Vu, PerfectFry, Pitco, Southbend, Star, Toastmaster, TurboChef, Viking and Wells, Wunder-Bar.
Food Processing Equipment
Middleby is also a leader in systems for the industrial processing, baking and packaging industry.
The Middleby Food Processing Equipment Group segment manufactures preparation, cooking, baking, packaging, and food safety equipment for the industrial food processing, baking and packaging industry. Its principal products include batch ovens, belt ovens, continuous processing ovens, automated thermal processing systems, automated loading and unloading systems, meat presses, reduction and emulsion systems, defrosting equipment, and packaging and food safety equipment, as well as breading, battering, mixing, forming, grinding and slicing, and food suspension equipment. This segment’s products are sold and marketed under the Alkar, Armor Inox, Auto-Bake, Baker Thermal Solutions, Cozzini, Danfotech, Drake, Maurer-Atmos, MP Equipment, RapidPak, Spooner Vicars, Stewart Systems, and Thurne brand names.
Residential Kitchen Equipment
At the beginning of 2013 Middleby solidified its position in the residential appliance market with the acquisition of Viking Range, and the acquisition of U-Line in 2014. Viking is a leading brand in residential cooking equipment, and U-Line is the market leader in premium refrigeration units. Viking products include free standing ranges, built in surface cooking and ovens, refrigeration equipment and outdoor kitchen items along with many other products. U-Line products include undercounter ice-makers, refrigerators, freezers, and wine preservers. Along with Viking and U-Line, TurboChef and Jade also offer ovens and ranges for the residential market.