Chicken nuggets – with style

Mantos selected Marel as a supplier for its new state-of-the-art factory for formed chicken products


Situated in the beautiful landscape of Thüringen in Germany you find the company Mantos. Mantos has chosen Marel as a supplier for its new state of the art factory for formed chicken products.

When entrepreneur Ralf Weber decided to build the new Mantos factory he did not only want to design the most modern plant conceivable, he also wanted to make it with style: 

  • High-quality
  • Hygienic design
  • High-efficiency
  • Ergonomic design
  • Low noise level
  • Food safety

He succeeded in achieving both goals. As soon as you turn into the parking lot, you will see the striking façade and fountain in front of the building that signals right away that this is a unique place.

While most processing plants are a mundane gray, Mantos is a factory designed with architectural thought and consideration for the well-being of the employees. When Mantos chose Marel as its supplier, price was not the only decisive factor. Ralf Weber, owner and manager of the factory, wanted his factory to be the best-equipped processing plant for formed chicken products on the market. He wanted a production line that would put him in front of his competitors regarding quality, hygienic design, efficiency, ergonomics, and food safety.


Revoportioner forming nuggets

Ralf Weber, owner and manager of the factory, wanted his factory to be the best-equipped processing plant for formed chicken products on the market

Mantos’ main products are chicken nuggets and chicken schnitzels. The new factory takes care of the whole process from start to finish including grinding, mixing, forming, coating, frying, freezing, and packing. The production line is one of Europe’s most modern and incorporates the latest technology with optimal monitoring methods during the entire production process.

Recipe control system

“Marel was the only supplier who was able to fully meet all the necessary requirements for our new factory in Eisenach, Türingen,” says Ralf Weber. “Furthermore, Marel also offers a highly effective and user-friendly recipe control system that guides the operator through the process step by step ensuring complete control of individual batches. This prevents expensive operator mistakes of adding the wrong raw material and additives. After finishing a batch, all data is automatically stored in a report, which can be retrieved as recipe documentation at any time.”

Grinder, Mixer, RevoPortioner

“Marel’s particular combination of its grinder, vacuum mixer, and RevoPortioner is the essence of the system, and it’s what makes the production line unique. This set up was the main factor for choosing Marel as our supplier,” Ralf Weber explains.

Hygienic design

Ralf Weber continues by saying, ”Marel also offers one of the highest standards in the industry when it comes to hygienic design. All their equipment is designed for easy cleaning with an open construction, fully-welded design to prevent the cross contamination of products, and all surfaces are inclined so water easily and quickly can run off the machines when cleaning. Their grinders and mixers have a unique design and can be completely disassembled for easy cleaning of all surfaces.”

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