The Duravant family of operating companies serve the food processing, packaging and material handling segments.

Quality. Performance. Innovation.

With the very best final product appearance the industry has come to expect from Marlen, our twin-piston vacuum stuffers allow for the gentlest handling while maintaining product integrity. Discover Opti Vacuum Stuffers →

Consistency. Uniformity. Repeatability.

Our custom thermal and chilling solutions feature the most efficient mechanical design to enhance airflow, resulting in consistent processing conditions for precise repeatable results. Discover Marlen Ovens & Chillers →

Consistent Portions. Maximum Yields.

Our high volume, one, two and three-dimensional dicers/slicers provide complete versatility for dicing, slicing, cubing and strip cutting a variety of fresh or cooked meats. Discover Carruthers Dicers/Slicers →

Gentle Handling. Best Product Appearance.

Twin-piston design with fewer shear points maintains appearance for superior product integrity. No other vacuum stuffer compares. Learn More About Superior Product Integrity →

Precision Bar Marking.

When applying natural grill marks to cooked, chilled or frozen products, our bar marking technology utilizes burners that enable a high level of constant temperature accuracy for product consistency. Learn More About Searing, Roasting & Bar Marking →

Who We Are.


We bring value to our customers through solutions that deliver unsurpassed consistency, accuracy and product integrity. Our teams of expert engineering, design and technical personnel act as industry consultants and process partners to deliver highly engineered equipment and systems, critical to food manufacturing processes.

  • Our Solutions

    Sold under the brand names of Marlen, Carruthers and Afoheat, our products have long set the standard for quality and performance in vacuum stuffing and pumping, portioning, size reduction, thermal processing, and food handling.
  • Our Story

    Recognized as a premium manufacturer of highly engineered food processing equipment and systems, Marlen International designs and builds equipment to process meat, poultry, pet food, fish, vegetables and many other products.
  • Marlen Care

    Marlen International delivers the optimum customer experience through Marlen Care predictive maintenance - an operational excellence program - and 24/7, 365 days of the year factory-direct customer support.
  • Our Values

    We assure value to our customers through the highest consistency, accuracy, and product integrity. Our teams of expert engineering, design and technical personnel act as industry consultants and process partners.

Machines that Make a Difference.


Vacuum Stuffing & Pumping

Marlen OPTI series vacuum stuffing and pumping machines feature twin piston pumping systems with a variety of hopper options designed to match product requirements. This series is available in multiple capacities ranging from 10,000 to 34,000 lbs. per hour production rates. View Equipment →

Size Reduction

Industry leading size reduction equipment includes Carruthers slicers, dicers, shredders, strip cutters, and Marlen jet knifes. Continuous flow solutions for fresh or cooked product allow our customers to take control of their processing with less handling, improved hygiene, and reduced labor costs. View Equipment →

Thermal Processing

The key to thermal processing is repeatability, optimal product uniformity and processing efficiency. Our custom thermal and chilling solutions are designed around the product, process and facility. Featuring the most robust sanitary construction and most efficient mechanical design, our fans, ducts, air plenum and alternating dampers work together to enhance airflow, resulting in consistent processing conditions for precise repeatable results. View Equipment →

Filling

Carruthers filling equipment uses innovative technology to solve hard-to-fill product problems. Our equipment is designed to fill non-liquid solids such as meat, poultry, seafood, rice, pasta, vegetables and more. Dry or marinated product can be processed accurately, and without damage. Products considered “hand fill only” can now be processed at a very high volume. View Equipment →

Producers of High Quality Premium Products.

We assure value to our customers through the highest consistency, accuracy, and product integrity.

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Marlen Care.


Following routine maintenance schedules, keeping replacement parts on hand and providing operators and maintenance technicians with regular training results in maximum uptime of Marlen, Carruthers and Afoheat equipment. MARLEN CARE allows operations to leverage our trained and certified technical staff to perform deep diagnostics of their Marlen and Carruthers equipment utilizing our 1000-point audit process.

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