Operating in 65 countries, Marelec produces portion cutters, graders, industrial weighing, marine and flow scales as well as overall production management software, all done in-house.
Scanvaegt Systems develops, manufactures, sells and services industrial weighing scales and weighing systems, portion cutters, grading and sorting systems, multi-head weighers, labelling solutions, check weighers, metal detectors and x-ray equipment as well as related IT systems and traceability solutions.
The two businesses have entered into strategic collaboration to provide hardware and software solutions for the food industry. It is hoped that both company’s customers will be offered a larger suite of process solutions that will create greater value and improve their competitiveness.
Scanvaegt Systems and Marelec have worked together in the past to sell weighing solutions for the marine sector in Denmark. With this new collaboration, the customers will get access to the combined product programme of Scanvaegt and Marelec, including complete solutions.
In a joint statement, the businesses explained the partnership. “The food industry has an ever increasing need for automation – both in consideration of food safety, the environment and costs. The trend with more single families and less food waste results in a need for meat, poultry and fish products as well as plant based protein products in more variants/portion sizes than we know today.”
Scanvaegt Systems CEO Jan Elgaard said: “We are pleased that this strategic collaboration has become a reality and we look forward to being able to offer the market and our many customers in Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Finland and Austria new optimised solutions that support the changed needs of the market, both with our direct customers and with consumers. The solutions offered in Norway, Poland, Romania and South Africa will be a teamwork between our companies and the local Marelec distributor. At the same time, we anticipate employment of more employees already in 2020.”
Marelec director and co-owner Piet Rommelaere added: “We see a number of similarities between Marelec and Scanvaegt. They are comparable in size and they have the same professional approach to customers. They can open the market for us in Scandinavia and they have a competent and well-developed service network all over Europe that can add an extra dimension to our range of products. In addition, we know them already from the collaboration concerning the marine sector in Denmark. A collaboration that has been good. Therefore, I look forward to contributing to offering the best service to the market and I am very pleased with the new formalised collaboration.”