Marel traces its origins to a project at the University of Iceland that began in 1977 and led to a group of engineers founding the company in 1983. Marel quickly made its mark in the fish processing industry with the development of motion-compensating onboard scales.
This breakthrough in weighing technology would be the first of many Marel innovations in food processing equipment, software and service. Marel has expanded its expertise since then to the poultry and meat processing industries, with innovations now spanning the whole food processing value chain.
Our mission in all the industries in which we operate is to work in partnership with our customers to transform the way food is processed. In addition to a high annual investment in innovation, our long-term acquisition strategy is one of the keys to achieving this goal.