Global fruit business strengthened by acquisition - Fruit & Vine

Global fruit business strengthened by acquisition

Oxbo has expanded its presence and product portfolio through acquiring Westside Equipment Company in Madera, California.

Oxbo Westside article on fruit and viticulture website

The acquisition, which took place at the end of November, is designed to strengthen and enhance Oxbo’s global fruit business segment, to deepen Oxbo’s presence in California, and to support Oxbo’s mission to be the clear customer choice for specialised harvesters around the globe.

“Westside’s tomato, pistachio, and vineyard equipment complement Oxbo’s industry-leading fruit product line,” stated Oxbo CEO Roel Zeevat. “The high quality, specialised products Westside builds for its customers are a perfect fit for Oxbo. Together, our dedicated employees will help us deliver product innovation and superior customer service as we further strengthen our fruit division focused on berry, coffee, grape, olive, tomato, and pistachio equipment.”

“We share Oxbo’s commitment to reliability, innovation, and customer service, making this acquisition a perfect fit for Westside’s employees, products, and customers,” commented Robert Huckaby, CEO of Westside Equipment Company who will remain onboard with Oxbo. “We are excited to join the Oxbo organisation as we grow the business through delivering product innovation and world-class service to our customers.”

“Hanover Partners was privileged to partner with the talented Westside Equipment team the past four-years, during which the company experienced tremendous growth,” said Aaron Aiken, Managing Partner of Hanover Partners. “Westside is well-positioned for its next stage of growth, and we feel Oxbo’s worldwide market leadership in specialty harvesting equipment will enable that growth.”

Over the last 30 years, Oxbo has continued to grow through acquiring manufacturers in specialty agricultural markets. With each acquisition comes Oxbo’s commitment to deliver customer value. 

With the addition of Westside, Oxbo continues to optimise farming together with employees and customers as the company aims to be the clear customer choice for specialty harvesters.

Oxbo Westside acquisition article on fruit and viticulture website

Westside will continue operating at its existing facilities. Customers will continue to purchase products and parts through their existing Westside or Oxbo channel.

With the addition of Westside, Oxbo operates ten manufacturing facilities around the globe including its global headquarters in Roosendaal, the Netherlands, and operates 17 sales and service locations.

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