Marel Townsend Further Processing of Des Moines, Iowa, announced an agreement to market poultry equipment by Nothum Food Processing Systems of Springfield, Missouri.

Through the agreement, Marel will market Nothum coating and frying products exclusively in North America for the poultry, meat and seafood industries. Service and support will continue to be handled by Nothum, but may be moved into Marel's operations in the future, according to the companies.

"We are very excited about this agreement and the prospect of cooperative marketing with Nothum Food Processing Systems," said Theo Hoen, CEO of Marel. "The alliance between our two companies will bring a new dimension to the further processing industry and allow both companies to better serve our respective customer bases."