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Duravant expands protein processing solutions portfolio with Henneken acquisition
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28 February 2024

Duravant expands protein processing solutions portfolio with Henneken acquisition

US-based Duravant – a manufacturer of engineered equipment and automation solutions for the food processing, packaging and material handling sectors – has completed its acquisition of Ferdinand Henneken, a German company specialising in protein processing solutions. With the acquisition, Duravant outlines its commitment to expanding its presence in the protein sector, aiming to meet the evolving needs of food and beverage manufacturers. Headquartered in Bad Wünnenberg, Germany, Henneken's portfolio includes an innovative range of equipment, including vacuum tumblers, tenderizers, injectors and brine mixers, designed to enhance product quality and yield for meat, poultry and seafood processors. Mike Kachmer, chairman and CEO of Duravant, said: “We are excited to broaden our equipment and technology offering to protein processors by welcoming Henneken to the Duravant family. Henneken’s unwavering commitment to excellence and passion for innovation has been core to their success, and we look forward to strengthening that legacy of delivering customer-centric solutions.” Founded in 1977, Henneken has established itself as a key provider of secondary processing solutions, leveraging German engineering expertise and an understanding of meat science and technology. Kai Henneken, founding family member of Henneken, added: “We are excited to collaborate with other Duravant operating companies such as Marlen, Marelec and Foodmate. We share a culture of dedication to delivering greater value to meat and poultry processors through innovation and an unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction.” Headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, Duravant operates globally with manufacturing, sales and service facilities across North America, South America, Europe and Asia. The company's portfolio of operating companies delivers end-to-end process solutions, supported by engineering expertise, project management and aftermarket support networks.

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