Marel Food Systems opens new Innovation Center

01-10-2007 | |

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, Lárus Ásgeirsson.
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 production.
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 USA.
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