American Pasteurization Co., a specialist in high-pressure processing (HPP), said it acquired FreshCo Foods, a Milwaukee-based end-to-end co-manufacturer of premium and specialty food products. As part of the acquisition, FreshCo was renamed APC Manufacturing.

APC Manufacturing was founded in 2017 and has been adding capabilities and expanding its portfolio of business for the past year, Milwaukee-headquartered American Pasteurization Co. said. The company has three Culinary Institute of America-trained chefs who work with clients on all aspects of product development — from concept creation and testing to packaging development and production. APC Manufacturing's packaging capabilities currently include bag, squeeze pouch and container filling of almost any shape or size and induction seal application.

"APC Manufacturing was originally established as a standalone company to provide co-packing services to clients of APC. Its rapid growth has required an infusion of capital that's best delivered by APC," said Justin Segel, co-founder and CEO of American Pasteurization Co. "APC Manufacturing operates in the same building as APC, so it's been an easy ownership transition."