The Markel Bakery Group is comprised of three industry-leading manufacturers of commercial baking equipment. Our mission is to provide high quality, innovative process solutions to our customers worldwide.

With decades of manufacturing and food production expertise, the Markel Bakery 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.

With the combined resources of our three companies, the Markel Bakery Group is able to offer a wide and growing portfolio of high quality solutions for snack foods, breads and buns, pizza, pies, pastries, and other food products.

Though AMF, Reading Bakery Systems, and Tromp will continue to operate as independent companies, each will benefit 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.

The Markel Bakery Group is owned by Markel Ventures.