THE NETHERLANDS, Boxmeer. Marel announced the acquisition of PMJ, a global provider of advanced processing solutions for the duck industry.
The global duck meat market is a large and growing market, with an estimated value of around €6 bn. The annual volume of duck meat is currently 4.5 mill. t, with 70% of this volume in China, where Marel already has an established presence. PMJ has built long-standing relationships with many of the largest duck processors in the world, and together with Marel’s global sales and service network and digital platforms, the companies will extend their global reach and strengthen customer support.
Roger Claessens, EVP Poultry at Marel, says, “The acquisition of PMJ is a logical step for Marel to expand its third pillar within poultry processing alongside broilers and turkey. Technical expertise and an impressive track record of continuous product innovation are defining characteristics of both PMJ and Marel. The high quality of PMJ’s solutions reflects the company’s 23 years of dedication to duck processing. With our combined efforts and continued focus on innovation, we will be in a stronger position to transform the duck industry in partnership with our customers.”
Bas van der Veldt, CEO of PMJ, adds, “We are proud of PMJ and what we have achieved together with all our loyal employees and customers worldwide. Our expertise in duck processing technology, our innovative solutions and our experienced employees, combined with the broad processing knowledge and worldwide coverage of Marel, will be the next step forward in serving our customer base even better.”