Our experts are relentless in their efforts to meet the next challenge with an effective solution. We have over 850 dedicated technology professionals located in nine countries, all of whom work in partnership with our key customers to improve the way food is processed. Our people, who are creative, passionate and brave, are our greatest asset in driving innovation.
With each passing year, data analytics and software control become increasingly important. With its full-line offering from farm to fork, Marel is in a unique position to gather information in the global food processing industry, one of the most important value chains in the world. Our approach to innovation is not limited to mechanical engineering, but also encompasses integrated technologies and connectivity.
Quite simply, we are focused on continually delivering solutions that add value for our customers, and also for our community, our environment and not least our shareholders.
In 2018, we introduced over 15 new, innovative products to the market. Our significant investment in innovation of EUR 74 million, more than any of our competitors, demonstrates our commitment to transforming the way meat, poultry and fish is processed.
Intelligent chicken fillet cutting and batching with optimal value stream
The growing world population, fast-changing consumer behaviour, and a rising focus on sustainability and legislative compliance, means demands on our industry are constantly evolving. Our challenge is to make even better use of the raw material coming into the plant and ensure that the entire Marel team is focused on creating cutting-edge solutions that allow processors to deliver high-quality food at affordable prices. Insights from the digital revolution are opening up great opportunities for progress in this direction which Marel is ready to make the most of.
Given Marel’s long history of combining software and mechanics to create innovative solutions to tackle food processing challenges, we are well equipped to fully embrace digital-age technologies. We want to ensure customers understand how to use data to support their processes and keep production at optimal levels for improved profitability.