New ThermoServ, Ltd. (NTL) has completed its acquisition of Gessner Products Company, Inc., a manufacturer of melamine and SAN smallwares and other tabletop products.
The company said it is currently positioned as the sole domestic manufacturer of melamine dinnerware and plastic drinkware products, and the Gessner acquisition further expands the company’s capabilities and growth opportunities in their core channels.
Gessner Products has been serving the food service and retail industries for over 60 years and is a domestic manufacturer of melamine and SAN smallware items that include ramekins, rarebits, bowls and serving dishes. In recent years, the company also expanded into additional tabletop product lines including the polycarbonate drinkware brand Blazun and pepper mill brand Mr. Dudley.
NTL said the acquisition presents an opportunity to merge the operations and manufacturing capabilities of the two domestic melamine providers in the U.S. The Gessner line of smallwares will be folded into the Prolon tableware brand, resulting in a combined product portfolio that will offer food service customers a comprehensive suite of tabletop products.
“NTL is pleased to bring together resources and technologies of both the Prolon and Gessner brands with this acquisition. By merging two leaders in domestic tableware, this transaction creates an ideal synergy for both us and our food service customers,” said Tom Neth, NTL’s president. “We believe this step will strengthen our ability to serve commercial businesses with a full line of high-quality, domestically manufactured casual dinnerware, serving ware, small wares and drinkware. Which in today’s political and economic environment, is a much-needed option for businesses across all industries.”
This latest acquisition by NTL is the third in the past two years, following Prolon in 2017 and refillable drinkware brand Capitol Cups in 2018.