Batory Foods, a national distributor of food and fine ingredients, acquired Ohio-based Tri-State Companies, a food ingredients broker, distributor and logistics provider. The acquisition transforms Batory’s service offerings in the Northeast, Midwest and Southeast with the addition of Tri-State’s 100,000-square-foot, multi-temperature zone distribution center. 

Headquartered in Mason, Ohio, family-owned Tri-State Companies began operations in 1961 specializing in selling food ingredients and offering technical formulation assistance in the Cincinnati area. The family expanded into sweeteners in 1973, and by 1994, began offering food ingredient inventory consolidation services to national food companies. Today, as a full-service ingredients provider, the company represents quality industrial suppliers of raw food materials and sells these ingredients on a brokerage and distribution basis to users in the Northeast, Midwest and Southeast across 23 states and 3 countries.  

Tri-State Companies is closely aligned with Batory’s mission in offering a complete portfolio of high-quality food ingredients to food and beverage manufacturers nationwide. The strategic acquisition will allow Batory Foods to broaden its national supply chain network, increasing its coverage in the Northeast, Midwest and Southeast regions. In acquiring Tri-State Companies, Batory Foods will gain access to the company’s state-of-the-art, climate-controlled warehouse on a sprawling 14 acres in Warren County, Ohio. The facility offers cutting-edge cold storage solutions utilizing advanced odor control technologies. This guarantees safekeeping of temperature-sensitive inventory and ensures high-quality products. 

The new warehouse location will allow for streamlined deliveries and reduced shipping times to Batory’s customers in the Northeast, Midwest and Southeast.