Tetra Pak® (tetrapak.com/us) has acquired Johnson Industries International (johnsonindint.com) a company specializing in the design, development and manufacture of equipment and lines to produce mozzarella cheese. The company also manufactures a range of cheese cutting, shredding and brining equipment.

These addition broadens Tetra Pak’s wide-ranging cheese technology portfolio and strengthen its position as a leading global provider of cheese manufacturing solutions.

Monica Gimre, executive vice president, processing systems at Tetra Pak says, “The acquisition of Johnson Industries International adds essential know-how and technology in a sector of the cheese market that is growing ever-more important to our business. Many of our customers are expanding production in this category. Thanks to this acquisition, we can now ensure they have access to a complete equipment and services solution, helping minimize the complexity of plant management.”

Based in Wisconsin, Johnson Industries International is one of North America’s principal suppliers to the high-quality, high-volume segment of mozzarella cheese manufacturing.

“This transaction means that our innovations will be supported by the global resources and leading expertise of Tetra Pak. This will benefit our customers in the long run as they continue to receive our market-leading products and services supported by Tetra Pak’s global organization. In recent years we have been expanding our business to other parts of the world, and we now see an exciting opportunity for further international growth through Tetra Pak channels,” Grant Nesheim, president of Johnson Industries International.

Johnson Industries International will remain in its current location and will continue to focus on its core business.

Tetra Pak is an innovator in the food processing and packaging industry, providing end-to-end solutions in key food categories such as dairy, beverages, ice cream, prepared foods as well as cheese, and continuously expands its portfolio.