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Marel to open new Progress Point in South America. Fish processing equipment manufacturer Marel is opening a new Progress Point demonstration and training centre in Brazil in 2021, just five minutes from the Viracopos International Airport.

The new facility in Flex Viracopos near the Campinas city centre is designed to house around 130 employees and accommodate 200 guests. Marel’s Brazil office, currently located in nearby Piracicaba, will move to the new building in Campinas. More than 80 of Marel’s Brazilian employees work from the office in Piracicaba, which has been home to the company in Brazil since 2002.

Clausius Nobrega, Regional Director in Latin America for Marel, said:

“We’re in the fortunate position of needing more room to grow. We’re expanding our operations in Latin America, and we’re excited to be opening the company’s first Progress Point demo centre in the southern hemisphere.”

Marel works in partnership with its customers to transform the way food is processed. Its vision is of a world where quality food is produced sustainably and affordably.

Guided by this vision, Marel’s strategic objective is to be a full-line provider to poultry, meat and fish processors in all the relevant geographical areas of these industries. Its full-line approach includes standalone equipment, individual systems and full production lines, all controlled and integrated with our overarching Innova software.

Marel demo centres around the world support this work, providing an ideal space for collaboration and innovation. The company already has demo centres in Copenhagen, Denmark; Boxmeer, the Netherlands; and Kansas and Des Moines, North America. These four centres have also become crucial to the company’s sales and service activities.

By opening a demo centre in Latin America, Marel will strengthen its ability to support the region’s protein processing industries with advanced, automated systems and solutions for every step of the production process.