Kason Corp., a New Jersey-based manufacturer of screening, sifting and fluid bed processing equipment, expanded its global reach by acquiring U.K.-based Kek-Gardner Ltd. The deal broadens Kason’s solutions-based equipment and systems for pharmaceutical, food, dairy, chemical, plastics and powder coating applications.

Kason reportedly is now the world’s largest manufacturer of centrifugal sifting equipment, produced by both companies. Kek-Gardner, which also manufactures mixing and size reduction equipment, will oversee Kason’s European operations.