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Duravant Acquires German Equipment Manufacturer Henneken

Engineered equipment provider Duravant expands protein processing solutions portfolio with acquisition of Ferdinand Henneken GmbH.

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Duravant LLC, a global engineered equipment and automation solutions provider to the food processing, packaging, and material handling sectors, announced it has acquired Ferdinand Henneken GmbH, a manufacturer of protein processing solutions headquartered in Bad Wünnenberg, Germany. Henneken designs and builds innovative equipment including vacuum tumblers, tenderizers, injectors, and brine mixers that deliver higher yields and improved product quality for meat, poultry, and seafood processors. 

Henneken is a strategic acquisition for Duravant as the company expands investments in the growing protein sector. The products and services offered by Henneken are highly complementary and enhance Duravant’s capabilities to offer full-line and integrated equipment solutions. 

“We are excited to broaden our equipment and technology offering to protein processors by welcoming Henneken to the Duravant family,” said Mike Kachmer, Chairman and CEO of Duravant. “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.” 

Since 1977, Henneken has been a leader in secondary processing solutions for meat producers and food companies around the world. Combining renowned German engineering with a deep understanding of meat science and technology, Henneken designs injecting, marinating and tumbling equipment that ensures high product quality and consistency while reducing handling and processing time. Henneken’s in-house technical center operates as their innovation hub where their team of engineers and technologists work with customers to test product and develop tailored solutions. 

“We are thrilled to join forces with Duravant in this exciting new chapter of growth,” said Volker Henneken, a member of the company’s founding family. “Duravant’s global infrastructure will enable us to expand into new geographies and better serve our existing customer base.”

Kai Henneken, founding family member of Henneken also adds, “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.”

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