Marel Food Systems opens new Innovation Center
Marel Food Systems Inc has opened the first Innovation
Center of the corporation at their new headquarters in Lenexa, Kansas.
The center was formally opened by the Mayor of Lenexa, Michael A. Boehm,
and the company's most valued visitors from the US were welcomed by director of
Marel Food Systems Inc, Einar Einarsson, and vice CEO and director of sales at
the parent company Marel Food Systems in Iceland, LÃ¡rus Ãsgeirsson.
The opening event was celebrated at an open air Ice Party where ice
sculptures echoed the roots of the company in Iceland, while also celebrating US
ingenuity. Product demonstrations for customers were held the following day at
the new Innovation Center's fully functional meat processing facility, which is
designed to USDA specifications.
The Innovation Center showcases the company's latest offerings in a wide
variety of processes. On display are the company's manufacturing and development
specialties. Existing customers will be able to utilise the facility for product
demos and new employee training on existing equipment, while potential new
customers will be able to learn about the latest technology to enhance their
R&D teams will also be able to utilise the Innovation Center to work on
new equipment designs and processes, both independently and jointly with
customers. Continuing the company's focus on innovation and research, Marel Food
Systems has also invited universities to conduct ongoing performance evaluations
in production efficiency along with other research projects.
The company opened it's the new 30,000 sq. ft. headquarters in July, 2007,
merging together the operations of Marel, Scanvaegt and AEW Delford in the
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