Mono Equipment has announced the purchase of Bluebird Packaging Machines after it went into liquidation in April.

Bakery and foodservice equipment manufacturer, Mono said it has sold Bluebird equipment for many years, and the brand fitted perfectly into its own product portfolio. Bluebird manufactures automatic wrapping machines and L-sealers.

“When I heard Bluebird was going into liquidation, the decision to buy the rights to manufacture their excellent product range and to use the Bluebird badge was an easy one to make,” commented Mono Equipment’s MD Andrew Jones. “It would have been a great loss to see such a highly respected brand fade into obscurity.”

Mono has bought the exclusive rights to manufacture Bluebird’s product range, which will be built at its South Wales site, and to continue to use the Bluebird name.

The firm said the acquisition will provide a valuable extension to its end-to-end bakery equipment range.