Global food safety, contaminant detection and checkweighing machine manufacturer Fortress Technology today announces that it has acquired Dynamic Inspection located in New Zealand. Creating the company’s fourth global manufacturing site.
Founded in 1998, Dynamic Inspection remains the only manufacturer of in-line food grade metal detectors in New Zealand. With an unmatched performance safeguarding dairy and food processing lines throughout Oceania and neighboring APAC countries, Dynamic has been affiliated to Fortress since the Canadian firm’s inception 27 years ago. The two companies share decades of design and application experience.
By formalizing this longstanding alliance and transferring ownership to Fortress, company officials say, customers will benefit from both companies’ respective and innovative expertise. In turn this will help to strengthen and advance food safety culture as a whole.
“Dynamic Inspection has always been aligned with maintaining quality and putting every customer’s needs first,” said Eric Garr, Regional Sales Manager at Fortress Technology.
Dynamic Inspection Limited was established 25 years ago to supply locally manufactured metal detection systems. With founders Bob Philpott and Steve Atkins retiring, the acquisition by Fortress guarantees food safety service and support continuity for countless customers.
Incumbent general manager Bob said: “Dynamic Inspection has earned an unequalled reputation for manufacturing the highest quality, most reliable and technically superior inspection products based on Fortress Technology’s ‘Never Obsolete’ metal detection technology platforms. All backed by an expert New Zealand-based service and support team.”
Meeting in another metal detection circle over 40 years ago, little did the Fortress CEO and founder Steve Gidman and Bob Philpott realize how rapidly their mutual interest would evolve and disrupt the food safety market. “Seeing our relationship move to this next level and cementing our global reputation in this specialized sphere of expertise is really satisfying,” adds Dynamic Inspection co-founder Steve Atkins.
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; prompt delivery, transport cost savings and faster access to service support.