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Middleby Purchases Automatic Bar Controls

This deal comes on the heels of Middleby's acquisition of Celfrost. 

Middleby Corp., a multi-line foodservice equipment company, has purchased Automatic Bar Controls, a maker of beverage dispensing systems for the foodservice industry.

Going to market under the Wunder-Bar brand name, Automatic Bar Controls' products include those used by restaurant chains, convenience stores, and foodservice operations to dispense carbonated and non-carbonated soft drinks, iced tea and other beverages. Located in Vacaville, Calif., Wunder-Bar has annual revenues of approximately $30 million.

News of the Automatic Bar Controls deal comes shortly after Middleby announced the acquisition of the commercial refrigeration and foodservice products business of Celfrost Innovations Pvt. Ltd., which operates as part of the company's newly established entity in India.