Bavelloni Spa signed an agreement on April 28 to purchase Glaston’s pre-processing business in the United States and Canada.

The negotiations between the two companies began last February, and the deal will be finalized in mid-May, according to a release from Bavelloni Spa.

The new company, Bavelloni America Inc., will be based in Greensboro, N.C., and will be wholly owned by Bavelloni SpA. It will employ 10 people, who will take care of machinery and spare parts sales in North America and provide after-sales services through qualified field technicians.

“We believe this operation will greatly contribute toward strengthening our presence on the local market and improve our business growth,” says Franco Pirola, partner and sales director for Bavelloni.

Glaston will continue to act as the official Bavelloni distributor in Mexico, Brazil and Singapore.