Duravant Acquires Ferdinand Henneken GmbH

The acquisition will expand Duravant's protein processing solutions portfolio


February 29, 2024

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Duravant acquires Henneken
The new products and services fit seamlessly with Duravant's offerings.Image courtesy of Duravant

Global engineered equipment and automation solutions provider Duravant has acquired Ferdinand Henneken GmbH, a leading manufacturer of protein processing solutions headquartered in Bad Wünnenberg, Germany.

Henneken designs and builds innovative equipment including vacuum tumblers, tenderizers, injectors, and brine mixers that deliver higher yields and improved product quality for meat, poultry, and seafood processors.

The acquisition allows Duravant to expand investments in the growing protein sector. Henneken's products and services complement and enhance Duravant’s capabilities to offer full-line and integrated equipment solutions.

“We are excited to broaden our equipment and technology offering to protein processors by welcoming Henneken to the Duravant family,” said Mike Kachmer, chairman and CEO of Duravant. “Henneken’s unwavering commitment to excellence and passion for innovation has been core to their success, and we look forward to strengthening that legacy of delivering customer-centric solutions.”

Henneken is a leader in secondary processing solutions for meat producers and food companies around the world. The company designs injecting, marinating, and tumbling equipment that ensures high product quality and consistency while reducing handling and processing time. Henneken’s in-house technical center operates as their innovation hub where their team of engineers and technologists work with customers to test product and develop tailored solutions.

“We are thrilled to join forces with Duravant in this exciting new chapter of growth,” said Volker Henneken, a member of the company’s founding family. “Duravant’s global infrastructure will enable us to expand into new geographies and better serve our existing customer base.”

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