The Markel Food Group is comprised of four industry-leading manufacturers of food processing equipment and automated processing of prepared foods. Our mission is to provide high quality, innovative process solutions to our customers worldwide.

With decades of manufacturing and food production expertise, the Markel Food Group companies are able to deliver exceptional value to food producers at every stage, from engineering consulting services to complete automated solutions and technical support.

Though our companies operate as independent companies, each benefits from the Group's international presence, including a strong, well-established infrastructure in key markets such as Europe and Asia Pacific. The synergies and collaborative opportunities within the Group will support our expansion plans, specifically in Latin America and the Middle East.



Based in Richmond, Virginia, AMF Bakery Systems manufactures high speed bread, bun and soft roll equipment and provides complete automated bakery solutions, equipment supply, and engineering expertise.

Reading Bakery Systems

Based in Robesonia, Pennsylvania, Reading Bakery Systems is a leading global designer and manufacturer of industrial systems for the production of crackers, pretzels, cookies, and other baked snacks.


Based in The Netherlands, The Tromp Group consists of Tromp Bakery Equipment, VANDERPOL Waffle Systems and Den Boer Baking Systems. These companies supply high quality food processing equipment with a focus on cake/pie, waffle, pizza, sheeted bread and pastry production lines.


Based in Fairfield, New Jersey, Solbern is leading
designer and manufacturer of food processing equipment, primarily container filling equipment for both solids and liquids. The company's line also includes cutters, slicers and automated dough folding equipment.

The Markel Food Group is owned by Markel Ventures.