Duravant has signed an agreement to acquire Foodmate, a manufacturer of poultry processing equipment, for an undisclosed sum.
Based in the Netherlands, Foodmate is a provider of automated processing solutions for the poultry sector. The company’s product line spans a wide assortment of poultry processing equipment suitable for weighing and grading to the cutting and deboning processes.
Founded in 2006, the firm expanded its worldwide distribution into North and South America with the launch of Foodmate US in 2010. Foodmate Brasil then launched in 2015, followed by a Poland unit in 2019 and the acquisition of Foodmate UK in 2019.
According to Duravant, the acquisition extends its ability to serve customers and partners in over 190 countries worldwide within the food processing sector.
The deal follows Duravant’s acquisition of Votech – a manufacturer of bag filling machines and palletising technology – and Cloud Packaging Solutions, a manufacturer of flexible packaging equipment.
“Foodmate is the preferred provider of processing systems in the poultry processing industry globally. Combine that with their culture of laser-focused innovation and superior engineering expertise, Foodmate is a wonderful addition to the Duravant family,” said Mike Kachmer, president and CEO of Duravant.
Scott Hazenbroek, president of Foodmate US, said: “Duravant and Foodmate are clearly aligned with a shared culture and Duravant’s global footprint will assist us in continuing to deliver premium solutions, optimise yield, improve quality and reduce labour costs for our customers.
“Duravant’s lifecycle management via the company’s SupportPro services complements and enhances our existing field service offerings that will further increase customers’ productivity and efficiency goals.”
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