Insightful 2019 Capital Markets Day

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On 2 May 2019 Marel welcomed over 100 investors, analysts and market participants to its 2019 Capital Markets Day held at its innovation and manufacturing facility in Boxmeer, the Netherlands.

The following day, investors were also invited to visit one of Marel’s longstanding customers in the poultry industry and experience the state-of-the-art food processing manufacturing facility in operation.

Download the full set of presentations from the 2019 Capital markets day

A deeper understanding of Marel and its future vision

The ambitious Capital Markets Day agenda consisted of two sets of presentations and breakout sessions that included a factory tour, a live demonstration of further processing equipment and a virtual reality experience of how Marel designs and tests new solutions prior to launch.

The day kicked-off with presentations from Marel’s leadership team – Árni Oddur Thórdarson CEO, Linda Jónsdóttir CFO and Árni Sigurdsson EVP of Strategy and Development. Together, they provided insights into how Marel has become a leading global provider of advanced food processing equipment, software and services.

In addition to becoming a top performer in the sector in terms of earnings growth, profitability and cash generation. The speakers also emphasized how this innovation-driven organization is strategically positioned to capitalize on favorable long-term macro-economic trends.  

The second set of presentations focused on Marel’s business operations. In particular, guests learned how we invest 6% of revenues in innovation in partnership with our customers, how we optimize our manufacturing platform, and how the global sales and service network supports our integrated approach to the three industries of poultry, meat and fish.

Their emphasis was not least on how our commitment to innovation, together with the Innova software, can help maximize customers’ processing potential and product yield. Inspiring and insightful presentations by Ulrika Lindberg, EVP of Service, David Wilson, EVP of Marel Meat, and Roger Claessens, Manager of Research and Development in Marel Poultry, showed how this works in action.


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Hands-on experience of innovation and manufacturing capabilities

Investors and guests had the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of our manufacturing platform, marketing approach, innovation capabilities and customer sites through three breakout sessions.

Partnering innovation and manufacturing

Senior management and experts from Marel’s supply chain guided guests through the Boxmeer manufacturing facility. One of Marel’s 13 manufacturing sites, Boxmeer operates as an innovation center with integrated manufacturing, where the departments work closely to develop and deliver innovative high-tech solutions to customers all over the world.

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Live demonstration on the latest technology in further processing

The demo center at Boxmeer is one of Marel’s four dedicated exhibition spaces where guests can experience a live demonstration of the latest technology and equipment used across all three industries. In addition to the over 40 trade shows and exhibitions Marel takes part in, we host hundreds of customer demonstrations and training sessions at our demo centers in the Netherlands, Denmark, and the US.

Using virtual reality to reduce time to design, test and develop new products

At the third break-out session, guests had the opportunity to step into the future with Marel and visit high-tech, ultramodern fish processing plants in action through virtual reality. Marel is increasingly using virtual reality to design and test new solutions before they are assembled and delivered to our customers. This allows for more rapid prototyping and speeds up the pace of innovation and assembly. 

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Esbro Premium Poultry visit

On 3 May, several guests took the opportunity to attend an optional site visit to Esbro Premium Poultry, a longstanding Marel customer. Built in 2012, Esbro is a highly modern and state-of-the-art poultry plant where Marel’s full-line solutions and software cover every step from live-bird handling and reception, evisceration, cut-up and deboning, batching, weighing, grading and all the way to inspection.

Guided by Marel’s experts, guests gained a deeper understanding of how these solutions have raised Esbro’s levels of automation and operational excellence to boost yield, product quality and safety.

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