Katadyn Group

Katadyn Group Acquires the Assets of TyRy Foods, Inc.

November 02, 2012

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. (November 2, 2012) - Katadyn North America Inc. (a US subsidiary of Katadyn Group) announced today that it has acquired the assets of TyRy, Inc. TyRy is a privately held producer of freeze-dried and dehydrated instant meals under the brands Natural High, Richmoor, AlpineAire Foods and Gourmet Reserves. In addition to their extensive product line, they also specialize in co-packing services for all dry food goods.

"Katadyn holds a strong leadership position in the water filtration category. The acquisition of TyRy’s brands builds upon that position and establishes us as a leading provider in water filtration, camp stoves and dehydrated and freeze-dried food," said Shawn Hostetter, President of Katadyn North America. "Katadyn already owns the leading brand of dehydrated food in Europe (Trek ‘n Eat). We are proud to announce that the Katadyn Group will now offer dehydrated food in the USA. Katadyn now offers everything outdoor enthusiasts require for their camp kitchen."

"Having the TyRy brands join the Katadyn team will provide us with a broader value proposition. This is a highly complementary combination that will benefit our customers, retailers and our employees. We are excited about the opportunity to bring these brands together" said Chris Voxland, VP of Operations for Katadyn North America.

The food business will now operate under the name Katadyn North America Foods, LLC. The combined organization will continue to operate out of both facilities in Minneapolis and Sacramento. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.


Katadyn North America

4830 Azelia Ave North

Minneapolis, MN 55429

Tel. 800.755.6701



Katadyn North America Foods, LLC

130 Cyber Ct. Suite D

Rocklin, CA 95765

Tel. 800.322.6325



About Katadyn Group  


Katadyn is a leading producer of individual water purification systems for the outdoor, marine, military and relief markets. Katadyn has produced quality water systems for over 80 years. The Katadyn Group today includes leading outdoor brands "Trek ‘n Eat" (Europe), Optimus stoves, Katadyn marine desalinators and Katadyn’s complete line of water purification products. Headquartered near Zürich, Switzerland, Katadyn operates subsidiaries and sales offices in Germany, France, the U.S.A., Sweden, and Singapore as well as has manufacturing facilities in Romania and Austria. For further information, contact Tracy Parker at Tracy.P@Katadyn.com.






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