About us

Frontmatec develops world-leading customized solutions for automation in the food industry, other hygiene sensitive industries and the utilities industry.

Frontmatec are renowned for our high-quality systems for the entire value chain of the meat industry – from carcass grading, slaughter lines, cutting and deboning lines, hygiene systems and control systems to logistics and packaging.

With operations in Europe, the Americas and Asia, Frontmatec serves a wide range of highly respected customers, from local industrial players to large global food processors. 



Frontmatec is the result of a merger between the six companies SFK LEBLANC, Attec, ITEC, Carometec, Accles & Shelvoke and Frontmatec. The combined company will be able to offer more complete and unique solutions which will create considerable value for customers.


Frontmatec is now part of Fortifi

Following its acquisition by KKR, Frontmatec joins forces with MHM Automation and Bettcher to create a unified force in the food processing industry: Fortifi.

Fortifi combines the expertise and resources of these leading brands to deliver unparalleled solutions for the entire food production lifecycle.

Fortifi is here to do one big thing very well. A relentless focus on better food processing solutions makes Fortifi single minded and globally present. That’s why Fortifi can visualize and deliver full-lifecycle automation solutions for the entire food industry.

Fortifi offers every aspect of the advanced technology necessary to set up a process and automate a plant. But their ultimate resource is the ability to understand what their customers need and to solve their real problems. Whether that requires tools, machines or a complete plan, Fortifi is ready.


Global Locations

~2K Employees

33 Sites Worldwide

17 Factories Worldwide

15 Countries

Fortifi’s purpose 

Fortifi automated solutions transform the food processing industry with sustainable operational efficiency. As a leading strategic partner, we further our capabilities through strategic investment and prioritizing an employee and customer-driven culture. We prioritize innovation and safety while we create value for customers, society and investors.


Why Fortifi

  • We’re solely focused on food solutions.

  • We’re a global presence in every aspect of automated food processing solutions.

  • We provide all the pieces and make them work together.


Fortifi handles all aspects of food processing automation.

  • Identify early-phase needs.

  • Design entire plants.

  • Provide machines and tools.

  • Install and commission lines.

  • Provide field service.

  • Retrofit existing lines.


We’re with our customers at every step of the process and every stop on the line.


Why Fortifi? Why Now?

An epidemic of food waste, outdated manufacturing processes and a lack of production efficiency hold the world's food supply hostage. Optimized food processing boosts high-quality yields while it improves safety, consistency and sustainability. Automation speeds up output, spares employees from tedious and dangerous work, and offsets the ebb and flow of the workforce.


Automation increases industry safety

Without automated efficiency, the incident rate in the food manufacturing sector

  • 50% higher than industry average

  • 3x higher than in more-advanced production industries


Automation helps meet the demand for food

  • World population will grow to 9 billion by 2037.

  • Inefficient food production increases healthful food cost by $1.50 per day.


Automation is good for the environment

  • Nearly 1/3 of all consumable food is wasted or lost, enough to feed 3 billion people.

  • 26% of global greenhouse gases stem from food production.

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