Mono Equipment has purchased the exclusive rights to manu-facture Bluebird Packaging Machines’ product range, after the firm went into liquidation in April.

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

"The decision to buy the rights to manufacture Bluebird’s range was easy to make," said Mono Equipment’s MD Andrew Jones. "It would have been a great loss to see such a respected brand fade into obscurity."

The Bluebird line will be built at Mono’s South Wales site. The firm said the purchase would provide a valuable extension to its bakery equipment range.