ESSI | 2019 | Fondo MEF III

ESSI | 2019 | Fondo MEF III

Business Description

ESSI is a Colombian engineering company that manufactures flexible aseptic packaging and process machines for the dairy industry. With over 20 years of experience, ESSI exports its products and services to 15 countries, including Argentina, Chile, Peru, Mexico, and India. The company offers efficient solutions in aseptic processes for the food industry, especially the dairy industry, as well as solutions for industrial processes and the power and oil & gas industries. ESSI offers consulting, audit and construction of electric infrastructure, automation, and renewable energy solutions, providing effective solutions and value add to its customers.

Regional Presence: Colombia, America Latina, India

Closing Date: June 2019

Fund: MAS Equity Fund III

Status: Active


Investment Highlights:

• ESSI is one of the few companies worldwide that offers a comprehensive solution for aseptic processing and packaging in pouches for the food industry, especially the dairy industry.

• Portfolio of 20 types of machines covering the entire production line of pasteurized and UHT milk, from stockpiling to end of the line machinery, including pasteurizers, homogenizers, filling machines, and baggers.

• International growth with presence in 12 countries in Latin America and India. Currently, ESSI has more than 245 equipment installed worldwide.

• Serves prime clients such as La Alquería (Colombia), La Serenísima (Argentina), Lala (México), Lachtosa (Honduras), among others.

• Operation and maintenance service for industrial plants and electrical industry.

• Constant innovation of new products and solutions.

Value Creation

Corporate Governance

• Support in the transition from a family business to a corporate structure

• Establishment of a multidisciplinary Board of Directors

• Creation of the Financial Committee

• Appointment of a new CFO

Management Support

• Development of key performance indicators and monitoring with accurate and practical monthly reports

• Strengthening of the management team

• Preparation and implementation of the business plan

Replication and Expansion

• Expansion and development of new markets

• Analysis of complementary business lines