Marcelissen is a manufacturer of food-processing machinery from the Netherlands. In the product range, the company has almost all options of machines for the processing of food from the moment it leaves the acre to the moment it is being packed.

Easy Engineering: A brief description of the company and activities.

Marcelissen: Meaning we are able to clean, peel, sort, cut and transport the products. We mainly focus on the processing of potatoes (French fries), carrots (baby carrots) and root vegetables. We manufacture the machines in as stand alone, but also as a whole production line.

We are a family-owned business with over 70 years of experience. That family feeling is something we are very proud of. We care for each other, for others and for our environment. Building food processing machines is a top-class sport, and that is the mentality with which we approach our work every day.

Entrepreneurship runs in our genes, and this passion can be seen in all layers of the company. We are the knowledge leader in the field of food processing machinery, and we like to share our knowledge with the world. 

E.E: Which are the most futuristic products / solutions from your portfolio?

Marcelissen: All of our products/solutions are very futuristic and have the most modern and up-to-date functions. Examples of these are our Slitmasters (cutting machine)Sliver Removers or the Hydro Cutting Machine. But we are the proudest of our Optical Sorting Machine. This machine is specially developed for the optical grading of peeled and unpeeled potatoes on defects, colour, size, shape and waste. This machine consists of a dosing unit, a roller belt, a camera unit and an ejection zone with exits. Due to the hygienic design and positioning of the cameras inside the machine, the product can be inspected 360 degrees without lens contamination occurring in the camera zone.

An innovative aspect of our Optical Sorter is the fact that it extends both good and bad product by means of flippers or air and allows product that needs to be peeled again to run straight through. This way of working means that no bad product can end up in the good product stream.

We have a wide range of happy customers that owns this optical sorting machine. In case someone is more interested in the machine, take a look at our website or pose your questions in an email. We are always happy to answer all of your questions.

E.E: Tell us about the company’s long-term goals / prospects?

Marcelissen: The long-term goal of Marcelissen is to create the most efficient & environmentally responsible food-processing processes. This will be done with the optimization of the processes in order to minimize the waste of resources and the waste of food. With this the company hopes to have a great value for the world with having organic substances, good food and an optimal usage of food-processing.

E.E: Tell us about product innovation and how does it impact the future?

Marcelissen: As said, our mission is to optimize our products and processes to an optimal usage of food-processing and reduce waste food as much as possible. We all know that sustainability becomes more and more important and that we have to keep good care of our resources and planet. Meaning that with our innovation of the machinery, we want to make an impact for the future by reducing the resources and to have an optimal usage of food-processing.

E.E: What’s moving your company forward?

Marcelissen: What moves our company forward is our passion for the profession. We live on the fact that we want to have the best solution possible for the wishes and the problems of customers. We also have a credo: ‘we have never failed to solve a problem’. With this belief, we embrace every challenge with both hands. This passion can be felt throughout the whole company in every department and layer. 

E.E: How do employees shape your company’s future?

Marcelissen: Our employees are very important for the future of this company. We can proudly say that we have a young and eager group of people. Every department is focused on innovating our company and products in order to achieve our long-term goal.

E.E: How does the digital transformation affect your products / business?

Marcelissen: As Marcelissen, we of course see the digital transformation and change and adapt ourselves every day. If one sees our products such as our optical sorter or our self-developed control panels, we can say that we develop and innovate the machinery to the most up-to-date digital innovation. Be it with touchscreens or with the best software on the market in order to control the machinery. 

E.E: Tell us about research and development in your company. 

Marcelissen: We have our own in-house R&D, who works every day on the improvement of the machinery and company. The department has through the years created a huge technical experience and knows all ins and outs of food-processing machinery. With our R&D, we provide precise customized advice for any of our customers issues.

E.E: Tell us about the company’s future strategies and how will you adapt to the future.

Marcelissen: Our strategy of being eager to provide high-quality total solutions will stay the same and will be achieved by good communication with our customers in order to fulfil the customers’ wishes. Communication is also very important for the innovation of the machines and the company. Together with our customers we want to make a better work.

E.E: How do you think the future will look like in your field of activity?

Marcelissen: The future of the food-processing industry will change a lot. Companies will look more into sustainability and will also have to keep up with the digital transformation that will advance every day. Looking at sustainability, the resources such as water, energy & waste usage of the processes have to be optimized and reduced as possible. This will be a huge challenge to reduce the resources as much and at the same time keep the quality of the machine. But our R&D department is very eager and has enough experience to tackle this challenge. 

The digital transformation will also be very exciting for us. Seeing the transformation of our machines in the last 70 years is very special. Thus, we are very excited to know how our R&D department will improve the machinery to keep the best digital level of our machinery as possible.