Meyn acquires Italian based enterprise Maxitech

Meyn Food Processing Technology BV, announced today that they have established Meyn Italy SRL, and have acquired the assets of Maxitech SRL and Maxi STM; both Italian companies specialised in world-class live bird handling solutions; Ms Federica Martinazzi has been appointed Operations Director of Meyn Italy SRL
calendar icon 7 August 2018
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Meyn is the global market leader in poultry processing solutions with an extensive portfolio of poultry processing machines, Maxitech’s Maxiload system will be a great addition to Meyn’s family of products.

Meyn's Managing Director Erik Blom said, “Incorporating Maxitech’s Maxiload product line in our existing portfolio creates an even stronger Live Bird Handling proposition for the North American market. We have a lot of respect for the accomplishments of the Maxitech team and the successful solutions they have developed for the market. I look forward to working together as we integrate their company into our operations.”

The focus for the Maxitech products will be the North American market for now. For the rest of the world, we promote the current Meyn arrival portfolio (EVO, Drawer, and Grande Drawer systems).

Going one step further with Maple Leaf

Meyn is very proud to announce that Maple Leaf has selected the Meyn Maxiload - live bird handling - system for their Edmonton facility. Maple Leaf is investing heavily to ensure optimal animal care during the live reception and stunning process while ensuring safe and healthy working conditions for all employees.

The installation includes the Maxiload controlled atmosphere stunning (CAS) technology in combination with Meyn Maxiload Arrival system. This system ensures a smooth daily operation with higher productivity and enables Maple Leaf to increase animal welfare and quality of the final product.

"We are deploying world-class technologies and best practices that support our goal to eliminate stress and pain and provide humane treatment of animals in our care while enhancing employee health and safety and food quality, " said Michael McCain, president, and CEO, Maple Leaf Foods.

As reported by Meyn

Ryan Johnson

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Ryan worked in conservation from 2008 to 2017, during which time he operated a rainbow trout hatchery and helped to maintain public and protected green spaces in Canada for the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. As editor of The Poultry Site, he now writes about challenges and opportunities in agriculture across the globe.

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