The new facility was created when the company realised the former location in Dongen no longer met contemporary standards. The new building basically accommodates the same activities as before and features 40 production places as well as eight office places. Relocation of the massive production machines was organized gradually over the last few months.
The production site in Dongen had been manufacturing machine parts for Marel Poultry for 60 years before being assembled at its site in Boxmeer.
Marel EVP Folkert Bölger said: “We want to offer our employees the best conditions to work in. For our production location in Dongen, this means that we now have an optimally equipped business premises that meets the very latest requirements. During these last weeks of transition, we have already seen our people working here with even more motivation and enjoyment. When this new environment contributes to a higher job satisfaction, it will almost naturally lead to the best possible production.”
Cedar Creek Company
Marel also recently completed the acquisition of Australian provider of specialized software and hardware solutions to meat, poultry and seafood processors Cedar Creek Company
First announced on 23 October, the acquisition is described as “fully in-line with Marel’s strategic objective to be a leading global supplier of advanced standard equipment, full solutions, software and services to the poultry, meat and fish industries”.
Cedar Creek offers specialized software solutions that integrate on-floor processing data capture, production control, head office reporting, and traceability throughout production. It has built long-standing relationships with some of the largest meat and poultry processors in Australia and New Zealand. By acquiring Cedar Creek, Marel is expected to expand its customer reach in the region.