Business and Operations
VanderPol Waffle Systems sold to Sugden Processing Equipment
By Bakers Journal
AMF Bakery Systems Europe BV and Sugden Processing Equipment Ltd, announced the sale of VanderPol Waffle Systems to Sugden, effective December 18th, 2020; Details and financial information about this sale are confidential and will remain confidential.
VanderPol Waffle Systems is a product line and brand that specializes in complete waffle making solutions, specializing in high capacity lines, waffle handling and including Belgian waffles, Dutch stroopwafels and a variety of “fun cakes”. The focus has been and remains on industrial waffle lines, dosing of batters and doughs, make-up, filling and baking of waffle products.
Sugden Limited is a global leader in the design and manufacture of hotplate plants for the production of products such as pancakes, English muffins, crumpets, potato cakes, Welsh cakes, farls and soda bread. Sugden hotplate equipment is custom designed to meet client specifications and production facility environments. Founded in 1972, Sugden Ltd has rapidly developed an international reputation for custom-configured, high quality proofer and griddle solutions. Initial integration of all VanderPol activities into Sugden Ltd. has already started and will continue throughout the coming period as agreed between parties.
VanderPol Waffle Systems was a product line under Tromp Pol (Vanderpol) Baking Equipment BV, founded in 1880 and has been a strategic player in the waffle and fun cake space. Thereafter, the company was acquired by Markel Food Group, Inc., together with AMF Tromp and AMF Den Boer brands, both operating as AMF Bakery Systems Europe BV.