The Chicago-based firm noted that the TST takeover was its second European acquisition in 2011 as it pushes ahead with a strategy to expand its global footprint.
TST designs and manufactures battering, breading, frying, cooking and freezing equipment from its headquarters and plant in Pijnacker, Netherlands.
“Provisur decided to buy TST because our outputs complement their existing preparation and forming market products, “ TST sales engineer Tom Rozendaal told FoodProductionDaily.com.
He added: “Future growth for the company would appear to be very likely following the takeover. We want to stay in Holland but you never know what could happen.”
TST founder and owner Tom Steentjes will be joining Provisur in a senior commercial and technical position with the task of ensuring that products from the partners meet customer needs.
"TST's success against much larger competitors is based on a philosophy of customising machinery to exact customer specifications¸” said Steentjes. "Our business has grown rapidly, but we now need the strength and global reach of Provisur to achieve the next level of growth."
The US firm said TST would benefit from its global network.
"TST is a perfect fit in every way for Provisur, allowing us to provide a complete offering for further processed poultry lines,” said Provisur CEO, Mel Cohen. “With Provisur's global resources, food processors can be confident that TST will have product and technical support everywhere in the world."
Provisur manufactures food processing equipment industry under four main brands; AM2C and Beehive separation equipment, Formax forming and slicing equipment, Cashin slicing equipment, and Weiler grinding and mixing equipment.
While the majority of its operations are based in the US, it also has offices in the UK, the Netherlands and Bangkok, Thailand.