ITW is a one of the world’s leading diversified manufacturers of specialized industrial equipment, consumables, and related service businesses. ITW employs approximately 60,000 people in 58 countries. Berkel is part of the ITW Food Equipment Group LLC. In 1898, W.A. Van Berkel invented a system that revolutionized the way people prepared food all over the world by inventing the first-ever meat-slicing machine.