With 1,275 exhibitors and more than 31,000 attendees coming from all over the world to Atlanta, GA, the IPPE was once again one of the most important industry meetings of the year.
During all three days of the IPPE, our Marel stand crew warmly welcomed all visitors in a vibrant ambience. Our booth's appearance responds to the highest expectations, comprising a cozy social area, a dedicated kitchen and chef's table and of course an attractive platform for all our innovative equipment.
At the Marel booth, we enjoyed a lot of interest in the AMF-i breast cap filleting line; it appeared to be a perfect match with the American market. Some enthusiastic poultry professionals could hardly wait to get it installed in their plants.
The Thigh Fillet System received much attention as visitors admired its ability to provide bone removal with extreme efficiency and consistency without manual trimming needed. The Multihead Weigher with its various batching options attracted many visitors too. The Innova Food Processing Software room also raised a lot of interest from customers who were eager to know how the software system could help improving their poultry production process and how it could be integrated into their facilities. All of this contributed to many customer meetings throughout all three days and meanwhile, everyone could enjoy chef Jacques Roosenbrand's creations from the kitchen.
Besides the highlighted innovations, AMF-i intelligent breast cap filleting system and Thigh Fillet System, the CAS SmoothFlow controlled atmosphere stunning system made its first appearance in the USA, and the same goes for the ACM-EH cut-up system, with specifically designed product carriers allowing easy manual hang-in.
At show close Marel President US Einar Einarsson said “What a great show and what a good looking booth”. The IPPE planning team was very pleased with this IPPE edition and we look forward to another successful show next year.