SPX Corp. said Friday it will buy e&e Verfahrenstechnik GmbH, a German company that makes equipment for vacuum-packing and freeze-drying food.
Financial terms were not disclosed. The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter.
SPX, which makes manufacturing equipment for a variety of industries, said the German company sells mostly to food and drink companies, with a key market being instant coffee, but also to the pharmaceutical and bioenergy industries.
It is based in Warendorf in northwestern Germany and has about 40 employees.
Shares of Charlotte-based SPX rose a nickel to $52.28 in midday trading.