The Duravant family of operating companies serve the food processing, packaging and material handling segments.

Our Company

Recognized as a premium manufacturer of highly engineered food processing equipment and systems, Marlen International designs and builds equipment to process meat, poultry, pet food, fish, vegetables, fruit, bakery goods, confectioneries, snacks, dairy goods and many other products.

Sold under the brand names of Marlen, Carruthers, Afoheat, and Unitherm, our products have long set the standard for quality and performance in vacuum stuffing and pumping, portioning, size reduction, thermal processing, and food handling.

We assure value to our customers through the highest consistency, accuracy, and product integrity. Our teams of expert engineering, design and technical personnel act as industry consultants and process partners — trusted by the world’s leading food brands for over 60 years.

Marlen International delivers the optimum customer experience through Marlen Care predictive maintenance — an operational excellence program — and 24/7, 365 days/year factory-direct support. Marlen International is a Duravant Company.

It’s the Company Behind the Machine that Makes the Difference.

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About Duravant

Headquartered in Downers Grove, IL, Duravant is a global engineered equipment company with an over 100-year operating history. Through their portfolio of operating companies, Duravant delivers trusted end-to-end process solutions for customers and partners through engineering and integration expertise, project management and operational excellence. With worldwide sales distribution and service networks they provide immediate and lifetime aftermarket support to all the markets they serve in the food processing, packaging and material handling sectors. Duravant’s market-leading brands are synonymous with innovation, durability and reliability. For more information, visit