Meyn is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and the company says it will unveil several innovations in the coming months.

Piet Meyn Sr. started his business in 1959 as a supplier of poultry processing equipment in the small town of Oostzaan, the Netherlands, and one of the company's main focus areas has always been product development.

Over the years, Meyn has introduced a number of innovations, including an automatic eviscerator -- Apollo -- in the early 1970s, automatic rehangers in 1980, the Meyn Maestro in 1993 and the recently introduced Rapid HQ deboner.