DOWNERS GROVE, ILL. — Global engineered equipment and solutions company Duravant LLC announced on Feb. 27 that it acquired Ferdinand Henneken GmbH (Henneken), a leading manufacturer of protein processing solutions based in Bad Wünnenberg, Germany.

Henneken designs and builds innovative equipment, including vacuum tumblers, tenderizers, injectors and brine mixers that deliver higher yields and improved product quality for meat, poultry, and seafood processors.

Duravant said Henneken products and services are highly complementary to Duravant’s capabilities to offer full-line and integrated equipment solutions.

“We are excited to broaden our equipment and technology offering to protein processors by welcoming Henneken to the Duravant family,” said Mike Kachmer, chairman and chief executive officer of Duravant. “Henneken’s unwavering commitment to excellence and passion for innovation has been core to their success, and we look forward to strengthening that legacy of delivering customer-centric solutions.”

Henneken, which started in 1977, provides an understanding of meat science and technology by designing injection, marination and tumbling equipment that ensures product quality and consistency while reducing handling and processing time. 

“We are thrilled to join forces with Duravant in this exciting new chapter of growth,” said Volker Henneken, a member of the company’s founding family. “Duravant’s global infrastructure will enable us to expand into new geographies and better serve our existing customer base.”

The equipment company also uses an in-house technical center and operates as its innovation hub, where engineers and technologists work with customers to test products and develop tailored solutions.

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