Bainbridge Associates, LLC


Bainbridge Associates, LLC was founded in 1996 in Byron Center, Michigan, by Ross and Bryan Bainbridge. Bainbridge provides sales of processing and forming equipment for the North American confectionery, bakery and snack industries. Specific to the confectionery industry, Bainbridge sells equipment that prepares and cooks ingredients, deposits and forms candies, packages candy and much more. Ross and Bryan Bainbridge bring more than 60 years of experience in providing process and production solutions to the confectionery industry to this company.

Bainbridge Associates’ managing partner, Ross Bainbridge, has served on many National Confectioners Association committees, including serving as the initial supplier representative on the NCA Board of Trustees.  Bryan Bainbridge presently serves on the Kettle Committee, which each year selects the “Person of the Year in the Confectionery Industry”. Erv Klein began his career with APV Baker in the late 1970’s as a field service technician. He then formed E. Klein Associates representing Imperial Design Technologies until joining Bainbridge Associates in 2013.

Bainbridge Associates has the exclusive sales responsibility in North America for the following worldwide equipment companies: Concept Engineers(Optical Sorting Solutions and Starch Moulding Vision System), GEA (vertical bagging machines and lollipop systems); Hebenstreit GmbH (sugar wafer production lines), Imperial Design Technologies (chocolate molding and enrobing plants and extruders for box chocolates and bars), Knobel (chocolate molding lines for pralines and bars), and Tanis Confectionery (process cooking and forming systems. These companies have provided a wide range of machines for over 150 manufacturing companies located throughout the United States and Canada.

Bainbridge Associates are strong supporters of local Little League baseball and football teams, along with sponsorships for local high school teams. In addition, the company makes regular donations to local philanthropies like the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, Mel Trotter Ministries, the Humane Society, Toys-For-Tots, Special Olympics, and various other groups.

Bainbridge Associates is led by founder Ross Bainbridge, managing director, and his son Bryan Bainbridge, sales engineer.

Company Details

Location: Byron Center, MI - 3rd District


Founded: 1996

U.S. Employees: N/A

Exports to Other Countries: No

Ross Bainbridge, Managing Director

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