Franklin, Wis.-based Krones Inc. said it launched the Krones Process Group North America to provide a more cohesive offering to the beverage, dairy and food industries in North America, Central America and the Caribbean.

According to Krones, the move is the next step since the acquisition of Tampa, Fla.-based Trans-Market LLC in 2016; Rochester, N.Y.-based Javlyn Process Systems LLC in 2017; and Waukesha, Wis.-based W.M. Sprinkman Corp. in 2018. The new holistic offering combines over 165 years of industry experience in design and implementation of turnkey process systems including engineering, automation, installation, distribution and lifecycle service.

With this launch comes the consolidation of W.M. Sprinkman’s production capabilities into its Elroy, Wis., facility and Trans-Market’s Tampa location. While the W.M. Sprinkman Waukesha facility is planning to close, sales, engineering and administrative functions will continue in the Waukesha/Milwaukee area. Other Krones Process Group North American offices will remain at their current New York, Florida, Texas and California locations. The realignment is intended to further strengthen operational efficiencies with the launch of Krones Process Group North America, the company said.

“When we decided to acquire three process technology companies several years ago, we already had the vision of a strong, combined, high-performing processing group in mind,” says Holger Beckmann, CEO of Krones. “With our wide-ranging expertise and highest commitment to customer satisfaction, we expect to further grow the process technology segment in the future.”