Meyn has announced that Convenience Food Systems (CFS) will start to offer support services for the company's further processing requirements in the Netherlands.
In order for both Meyn Food Processing Technology and CFS to make headway in their respective core businesses, the two Dutch companies have signed an agreement regarding the future of their respective further processing activities (forming, coating, frying and cooking).
Meyn will now focus on its area of strong growth - the development, manufacturing, installation and service of integrated systems for the poultry processing industry. In turn, CFS will start to offer Service Support and Spare Parts to Meyn's existing further processing base.
Until 30 June, Meyn will continue its support as usual. CFS, market leader in the convenience food industry, will continue to concentrate its efforts in preparation and marination, further processing, slicing and packaging systems for the food industry.
This development also allows both companies to combine their strength and expertise for total integrated solutions to the poultry processing and other processing sectors. The agreement only concerns the further processing activities of Meyn. Both Meyn's and CFS's other activities will remain unaffected by the agreement.
"This agreement is a natural consequence of the global consolidation process taking place within the food sector," said John-Ole Hansen, president and CEO of CFS. "Focus, a critical mass and strategic alliances are prerequisites for meeting the ever increasing demands for innovation, food safety and cost position in this sector."
"Meyn's success as partner to the worldwide poultry processing industry is based on providing our customers with situation specific solutions that are complete; fully integrated and fully controlled. We focus on one worldwide market, one business process and one objective: to support our customers in the poultry processing industry in their daily effort to improve their performance," said Han van der Broek, CEO of Meyn.