DES MOINES, Iowa – Risco USA is now the sole supplier of vacuum fillers to Marel Townsend Further Processing. The companies announced an exclusive partnership Nov. 4. The partnership between Marel Townsend Further Processing and Risco USA is based on a basic cooperation agreement established seven years ago.

“We are very excited about this partnership with Risco,” said Theo Hoen, CEO of Marel. “Our two companies are building common shared knowledge which allows us to improve proposals and services to our customers. An excellent example of this is the RevoPortioner 400 in which the combined knowledge of our companies is demonstrated.”

In addition to the RevoPortioner, the Townsend machines equipped with Risco vacuum fillers include MasterFormer, MasterLink, iLinker, TurboTwist PRO, NL Linkers and QX systems, according to Marel.

“It is the result of beneficial synergies between the two companies,” said Paolo Righele, general manager for Risco S.P.A. “It leverages people, skills and operating assets to create advanced technological solutions.”

Marel is a leading global provider of advanced equipment and systems for the meat, poultry and fish industries.