Duravant acquires Belgian food processing solutions manufacturer Marelec

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Duravant, an engineered equipment and automation solutions major, has acquired Marelec Food Technologies to expand its food processing solutions portfolio.

The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Marelec is headquartered in Nieuwpoort, Belgium, and manufactures food processing solutions for portioning, weighing, and grading in poultry, meat, seafood, and marine industries.

Leveraging portioning software with intelligent algorithms, the company’s turnkey systems help food processors across the globe optimize manufacturing processes through high-quality output and maximum yield.

Duravant acquires Belgian food processing solutions manufacturer Marelec

Duravant acquires Belgian food processing solutions manufacturer Marelec. Photo courtesy of vivi14216 from Pixabay.

Mike Kachmer — Duravant President and CEO said: “Our new partnership further enhances Duravant’s front line position in the growing food processing segment.

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“Marelec’s intense focus on providing outstanding service and continuous innovation has been the foundation of their success, and their legacy of market leadership makes them a perfect addition to the Duravant family.”

Marelec’s manufacturing hub in Belgium houses the company’s research and development center and cooled demo room.

With a network of international sales offices and distributors across six continents and in more than 50 countries, Marelec has sales and service centers in Europe, the US, and Asia.

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Piet Rommelaere — Marelec Founder and Executive Chairman said: “We are excited to enter our next phase of growth with Duravant and to collaborate with their world-class brands.

“We share a culture of unwavering commitment to customers, and by joining forces, we are able to accelerate our innovation investments, leverage Duravant’s extensive service infrastructure, and deliver more solutions to our customers and partners.”

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Duravant provides end-to-end process solutions for customers and partners in the food processing, packaging and material handling sectors, and has manufacturing, sales and service facilities throughout North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.

Based in Downers Grove, Illinois, the company’s subsidiaries include WECO, Marlen, Foodmate, and Key Technology.

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