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    Marlen International Acquires Afoheat, an Innovative Provider of Gas Powered Heating, Roasting, Searing and Grilling Equipment Solutions for the Food Industry

    January 10, 2017 Marlen International, Inc. [“Marlen”], a global manufacturer of highly engineered food processing equipment and systems, and a subsidiary of Chicago-based Duravant LLC, has acquired Afoheat – an innovative provider of gas powered heating, roasting, searing and grilling equipment solutions for the food industry. Headquartered in Veurne, Belgium, Afoheat has built a strong reputation with food processors in many parts of the world as the premiere provider of efficient, reliable, sanitary and flexible solutions for searing, char-marking and grilling of high quality food products on an... Read More →
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    Marlen International Partners with Quendal Foodtech Machinery to Market Marlen’s Thermal Processing Solutions in Mexico

    December 8, 2016 Marlen International, Inc. [“Marlen”] announces an exclusive partnership with Quendal FoodTech Machinery [“Quendal”] to represent Marlen’s thermal processing solutions in Mexico, including custom built batch ovens, blast chill cells and industrial dehydrators. Marlen has experienced significant growth of its thermal processing solutions in the United States and is expanding the expertise in this category to international markets. Marlen has partnered with Quendal, a Latin American food processing equipment leader located in Monterrey, Mexico to represent Marlen thermal equipment in Mexico. The team behind Quendal has... Read More →
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    Marlen International to Launch Next Generation Vacuum Stuffer at PACK EXPO International

    October 13, 2016 Marlen International, Inc. [“Marlen”] announces the North American launch of its next generation vacuum stuffing and pumping system – the OptiServ 400 – at this year’s PACK EXPO International being held November 6-9, at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. In an effort to reduce energy use, Marlen’s OptiServ models utilize regenerative servo technology for maximum efficiency. As motors decelerate and accelerate, the regenerative servo drive balances the load of all motors while lowering the overall heat production within the electrical system. The closed-loop servo system... Read More →
  • Marlen International Appoints New Regional Sales Manager to Northeast Territory

    Marlen International Appoints New Regional Sales Manager to Northeast Territory

    May 24, 2016 Marlen International, Inc. [“Marlen”] announces the addition of Matt White as regional sales manager for its Northeast territory, representing both Marlen and Carruthers brand food processing equipment. White joins Marlen with more than 20 years of professional sales experience in identifying and acquiring new accounts while building long-term relationships that enhance customer retention. He has a highly successful track record of generating top revenue and increasing profitability and will be responsible for supporting existing customers and developing new business throughout 15 northeastern states. Marlen’s senior... Read More →
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    Marlen International to Exhibit at IFFA 2016

    March 31, 2016 In May 2016, Messe-Frankfurt will host IFFA, the world’s largest trade show focused on the meat industry. A visit to Marlen’s booth, Hall 8.0, Stand H03, will bring you to the latest Marlen and Carruthers offerings, including some new innovative solutions in vacuum stuffing/pumping and size reduction. Don’t miss Marlen’s exclusive display! Visit the IFFA Website Hall 8.0, Stand H03 May 7-12, 2016 Messe-Frankfurt, Germany Read More →
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    Marlen International to Exhibit at Petfood Forum 2016

    March 9, 2016 Marlen International will be exhibiting at the Petfood Forum, booth number 929. Join us in Kansas City where we will be featuring Marlen and Carruthers food processing equipment, including our AE5000 2D dicer/slicer and industrial dehydrator for the dehydration of natural and organic pet treats. Petfood Forum is where the global petfood industry does business. Join us in Kansas City for this annual event! To learn more, visit https://www.petfoodforumevents.com/ehome/95861/PetfoodForum/ Booth #929 April 18-20, 2016 Kansas City Convention Center, USA Read More →
  • Marlen International Appoints New Product Manager of Carruthers Brand Food Processing Equipment

    Marlen International Appoints New Product Manager of Carruthers Brand Food Processing Equipment

    February 16, 2016 Marlen International, Inc. [“Marlen”] announces the addition of Bill Williams as product manager for its Carruthers family of equipment which includes size reduction and filling solutions. Williams will be responsible for managing the portfolio of Carruthers size reduction and filler offerings, including product line profitability, driving new product development, and collaborating with marketing to develop strategies and product launch plans in support of new product development efforts. Bill joins Marlen in their Riverside, Missouri facility with 25 years’ experience managing established product lines, primarily in... Read More →
  • Marlen International Welcomes Food and Meat Scientist to Its Solution Center Applications Team

    Marlen International Welcomes Food and Meat Scientist to Its Solution Center Applications Team

    January 5, 2016 Marlen International, Inc. [“Marlen”] announces the addition of Ashley Collins as a food and meat scientist, to its Solution Center applications team. A 2014 Meat Industry Suppliers’ Association (MISA) scholarship recipient and graduate from Kansas State University’s Master degree program of Food and Meat Science, Ashley will be responsible for providing product and process solutions support to food and meat processors sourcing Marlen and Carruthers food processing equipment. Marlen’s senior vice president of global sales and marketing, Jan Erik Kuhlmann stated, “Marlen has invested considerable... Read More →