Duravant, a global engineered equipment and automation solutions provider to the food processing, packaging and material handling sectors, announced the completion of its acquisition of Foodmate, a leading manufacturer of poultry processing equipment dual- headquartered in Ball Ground, Georgia, and Numansdorp, the Netherlands. The acquisition agreement was first announced on April 19, and today Duravant completed the acquisition. 

The Foodmate brand of poultry processing machinery has been a competitive force in the full line processing of poultry for over 15 years. With a strategic global footprint featuring manufacturing and engineering hubs in Europe, demo and showroom facilities in the US and the Netherlands and sales and assembly in the US, Foodmate’s customers are further supported by a local presence in 55 countries. Foodmate’s deep engineering and development capabilities allow for the custom design of complete automated solutions from the weighing and grading of the poultry product, to the cutting and deboning process. Recognized for advanced technology around software for vision and grading capabilities using proprietary software, and R&D capabilities supported by deep application know-how, Foodmate continues to grow its global presence. 

“Over the last 15 years, Foodmate has built a sterling reputation in the poultry processing industry by focusing on delivering best-in-class solutions to their customers,” said Mike Kachmer, President and CEO of Duravant. “As we welcome the Foodmate team to the Duravant family of brands, we look forward to growing that legacy through continued customer-centric innovation.” 

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“Foodmate is very much aligned with Duravant’s culture and strong commitment to growth, which will enable Foodmate to accelerate the execution of our strategic priorities,” said Scott Hazenbroek, President of Foodmate US. “We look forward to continuing to provide the best equipment, service and support to over 900 installed units serving the largest poultry processing companies globally,” added David Hazenbroek, President of Foodmate B.V. The Netherlands. 

This partnership brings together two global engineered equipment leaders and extends Duravant’s ability to serve customers and partners in over 190 countries worldwide within the food processing sector.