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PMJ is part of Marel

Combining strength and innovation and entering new markets

In 2021, PMJ (Poultry Machinery Joosten) joined forces with Marel, bringing together the global leaders in duck processing technology and expertise. United, the two companies are in a stronger position to drive further growth, providing better value for both current and future customers in the duck processing industry.

Poultry Machinery Joosten B.V. has 40 employees and is located in Opmeer in the Netherlands. PMJ is at the forefront of duck and goose processing solutions and services. The company was founded in 1998 as a family business and has evolved into a global leader in waterfowl processing solutions. 

Stronger together

PMJ’s complementary product portfolio of primary processing, including waxing and automated evisceration, will make Marel the industry’s only full-line provider of duck processing solutions. Marel will be in a stronger position to broaden its customer base in the duck segment, leverage its global sales and service network and expand into new markets. Together the two companies will be at the forefront in modernizing the duck market in partnership with their customers.
PMJ’s management team will stay on board and ensure business continuity for employees and customers, serving as the duck knowledge center.

Large and growing market

The global duck meat market is a large and growing market, with an estimated value of around EUR 6 billion. The annual volume of duck meat is currently 4.5 million tons, with 70% of this volume in China, where Marel already has an established presence. PMJ has built long-standing relationships with many of the largest duck processors in the world, and together with Marel’s global sales and service network and digital platforms, the companies will extend their global reach and strengthen customer support.

With our combined efforts and continued focus on innovation, we will be in a stronger position to transform the duck industry in partnership with our customers.


Roger Claessens
EVP Marel Poultry

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Address & contact information

Marel in Opmeer

Marel PMJ
De Veken 246
1716 KJ Opmeer
The Netherlands

Tel: +31 (0)226 358 888

The combined expertise of PMJ and Marel in duck processing technology will enable us to serve our customer base even better.

Bas van der Veldt
Director of duck processing

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