Fortress technology expands global reach

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Fortress Technology now has four global manufacturing hubs. This October, the food safety, contamination detection and checkweighing machine specialist acquired Dynamic Inspection. A manufacturer of in-line metal detectors, x-ray and checkweighing equipment located in New Zealand.

Operating out of the UK, Canada and Brazil, this latest acquisition means Fortress can now fully support food processors throughout Oceania and APAC.

Founded in 1998, Dynamic Inspection remains the only manufacturer of in-line food grade metal detectors in New Zealand.  Specialising in safeguarding dairy and food processing lines, Dynamic Inspection has been affiliated to Fortress since its inception. The two companies share decades of design and application experience.

Customers in New Zealand, Australia and Asia Pacific will now benefit from both companies’ respective and innovative expertise. In turn, strengthening and advancing food safety programs worldwide.

A major benefit of this acquisition will be the improved level of support Fortress can provide to existing and future customers, distributors and agents. Having a manufacturing facility in close proximity to customers presents endless benefits, including prompt delivery, transport cost savings and faster access to service support.

Based in Cambridge with additional sales and service engineers located in Auckland and Christchurch, Dynamic Inspection found success supplying metal detectors, x-ray and checkweighing equipment for dairy lines, specifically milk powder inspection. However, their reach is not limited to dairy applications, with the team supplying machinery and support to the entire international food industry.

Fortress will continue to share the latest advancements in inspection technology to New Zealand, enabling local engineers to adopt identical manufacturing processes. Additionally, the Dynamic team will have direct access to the Fortress teams’ extensive R&D and global food safety intel. “Regardless of where customers purchase our inspection technologies, they will look the same, and deliver the same food safety quality control, inspection performance and processing efficiencies,” confirms Eric Garr, Regional Sales Manager at Fortress Technology.

“The transition to Fortress now enables us to recruit more experts and expand our manufacturing hub in New Zealand, as well as our business reach. Exciting new products and services will follow,” add Dynamic co-founders Bob Philpott and Steve Atkins.

The acquisition of Dynamic Inspection was ratified on October 6, 2023.

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