Industrial baking pans and coatings specialist American Pan is set to expand its UK and European operations following the acquisition of Runex which provides bakeware and coating services.
The deal includes Runex’s production, sales and service operations in Sweden, Norway, and the UK.
American Pan currently has locations throughout Europe in Skelmersdale and Irlam in the UK; Barcelona in Spain and Alexandria in Romania. The Runex coating operation, formerly in Luton, has moved to the American Pan site in Skelmersdale and will continue to provide refurbishment of Runex brand coatings. Runex locations in Sweden and Norway will continue normal operations in their current facilities.
“The Runex business and team is a great addition to our European operations,” said Gilbert Bundy, CEO of Bundy Baking Solutions, which owns American Pan. “Not only do our two family-owned companies have similar values, but we also both have a passion for the baking industry and a reputation of providing exceptional service.”
Runex CEO Pär Adelman added: “We are very excited about the future of Runex as part of the American Pan and Bundy organisations. We have always been proud of our focus on serving bakers, and the American Pan team shares that same dedication, plus a strong history of innovation.”