Marel acquires duck processing firm PMJ
Marel has announced the acquisition of Poultry Machinery Joosten B.V. (PMJ), a global provider of processing solutions for the duck industry.
According to Marel, the acquisition now makes it the industry’s only full-line provider of duck processing solutions and will allow the company to broaden its customer base in the duck sector.
Founded in 1998, PMJ describes itself a family business which has annual revenues of around €5 million. As part of the merger, its management team will stay on board and ensure business continuity for employees and customers.
Roger Claessens, EVP Poultry at Marel, said: “The acquisition of PMJ is a logical step for Marel to expand its third pillar within poultry processing alongside broilers and turkey. Technical expertise and an impressive track record of continuous product innovation are defining characteristics of both PMJ and Marel.”
Bas van der Veldt, CEO of PMJ, added: “We are proud of PMJ and what we have achieved together with all our loyal employees and customers worldwide. Our expertise in duck processing technology, our innovative solutions and our experienced employees, combined with the broad processing knowledge and worldwide coverage of Marel, will be the next step forward in serving our customer base even better.”