MAJA staff celebrates Christmas
It has been a long tradition that the MAJA management invites the whole staff of the MAJA headquarter in Kehl-Goldscheuer and the subsidiary MAJA France as well as all MAJA pensioners to the Christmas party. It took place on December 7th, this year for the first time in the wonderful location of the event house VETTER in Lahr. Almost 190 guests followed the invitation of the MAJA management and joined a great evening dinner.
Joachim Schelb, Global Sales Director and Procurator Attorney, gave a picture review about interesting projects and stories of the past 12 months.
The company directors Reinhard and Joachim Schill congratulated to 28 colleagues for their long years of staff membership:
5 years: Stéphane Feurer, Valerij Ratz, Christian Schmidt, Christoph Seigel, Meik Voelkl, Alexander Gaß, Benjamin Ulmer
10 years: Christian Bartmann, Jimmiy Suleman, Andreas Semke, Diana Annacker, Markus Cantatori, Max Schmidt, Witalij Wins, Timo Lutz
20 yearsJean-Pierre Thomas, Rolf Lehmann
25 years: Patrick Günther, Jörg Hummel, Isabelle Raschli, Walter Neubert
30 years: Wolfgang Gilzer, Dietmar Anti, Arno Zimper
35 years: Heinz Stoll, Stephan Hetzel
40 years: Bruno Kummer, Hans Veid
After four decades of working for MAJA in the after sales and spare parts department, Hans Veid will go into retirement in January 2019. The same for Elke Klecker from the inside sales department. She worked as contact person for foreign customers from all over the world for more than 20 years. MAJA says thank you for the many years of cooperation and of friendship!
In contrast, the 22 MAJA apprentices and students are still at the very beginning of their career. But we are proud and happy that they have chosen MAJA for a successful start into their working life and look forward to a common promising future!
Important information for our business partners: Please note that our business data has changed. Please update your files!
MAJA is now part of the MAREL group
Since August 14, 2018 the MAJA-Maschinenfabrik is part of the MAREL Group, headquarter in Gardabaer, Iceland. For this reason, our business data has changed:
MAJA, formerly GmbH & Co. KG, operates now under:
MAJA-Maschinenfabrik Hermann Schill GmbH
By August 30, 2018 the company was officially confirmed by commercial registration at the local court of Freiburg i.Br., registration file HRB 718580. The MAJA-Maschinenfabrik Hermann Schill GmbH is represented by the managing directors Reinhard Schill and Joachim Schill.
The VAT number is unchanged: DE201387813
The GLN is unchanged: GLN 4399901879980
The new EORI number is: DE565753053656549.
The MAJA-Maschinenfabrik Hermann Schill GmbH is the legal successor of the MAJA-Maschinenfabrik Hermann Schill GmbH & Co. KG and will be your reliable business partner, also in the future. All business operations will continue as before. The management by the brothers Reinhard and Joachim Schill is still the same. Your MAJA contact persons can be reached as usually.
We look forward to a successful future with you!
MAJA acquisition closes successfully
On July 25, 2018 Marel announced that the company had entered into an agreement to acquire the German food processing equipment manufacturer MAJA. Anti-trust authorities have approved the acquisition and closing conditions have been satisfied. The transaction was finalized on August 14, 2018.
The MAJA acquisition strengthens Marel’s global market presence and is in line with the company’s strategic objective to be a full-line supplier of advanced processing equipment and solutions to the food processing industry.
With MAJA’s innovative product offering and complementary geographical reach, Marel is better positioned to advance market penetration and offer full-line solutions to the meat industry globally. Together, the companies will focus on delivering innovation and value to customers worldwide.
MAJA and MAREL will go together in the future
The MAJA-Maschinenfabrik Hermann Schill GmbH & Co. KG brings its vast array of special machines for food processing into the Icelandic MAREL corporation which will take over the majority of the MAJA company shares. MAREL HF is the world’s leading provider of innovative machines, systems solutions and services to the fish, meat and poultry processing industries. The transaction is subject to anti-trust approval and customary closing conditions, and is expected to close in the third quarter of 2018.
Together with MAREL, MAJA can add more value to better serve their partners and customers in the future and by offering national and international cutting-edge expertise and service portfolio. MAJA can strengthen its position long term as a market-leader in the butcher trade, the SMEs and the industry. MAJA gains access to the global platform of the MAREL group, which has a high market presence especially in Europe, Asia and America.
The MAJA management feels confident that the synergy will ideally complement MAJA’s successful business model. Reinhard Schill, owner and managing director of MAJA: „Together with MAREL and with our high quality and innovative product portfolio we are convinced that we can add more value to our global customers and partners by offering a comprehensive and cutting edge product and service portfolio. We are going to assist actively the integration and to contribute that MAJA within MAREL will continue its international growth story.”
Meeting customer demands and market needs, as well as maintaining the good customer relationships of many years, will still remain MAJA's paramount objective. It is the reason why MAJA still sees itself in the future equally as the partner of the butcher trade, the medium-sized meat processors and the meat industry.
There will be no change in the management responsibility, and also the contact persons for MAJA's customers will still be the same. The managing directors - the brothers Reinhard and Joachim Schill - together with Joachim Schelb will continue to lead the company also in the future. Joachim Schill states: „For all of us, employees as well as partners, the coming together of our companies is a strategic and suitable succession solution. Both, my brother and I, as the shareholders of MAJA, believe it is important to perpetuate the business location of Kehl-Goldscheuer, Germany, with our qualified and well experienced staff, in order to ensure a steady success in the future, and especially in the context of global challenges and economic frameworks in our target markets. This, being part of a larger organization - the MAREL group - will allow us to reach our goals.”
Since its foundation in 1955, MAJA develops, produces and distributes high-quality machines for food processing with main focus on the meat market and refrigeration. The product range includes derinding and defatting machines, poultry and fish skinners as well as automation systems and meat portioning solutions. The product portfolio is completed by the ice machine range for the production and refrigeration of fresh food. Based in Kehl-Goldscheuer in Germany, MAJA has around 200 employees and an annual turnover in 2017 of roughly EUR 30 million .
MAREL HF is the leading global provider of advanced processing systems and services to the poultry, meat and fish industries with annual revenues of EUR 1.038 billion in 2017. MAREL invests around 6% of revenues in research and development annually, which translated into c.a. EUR 58 million in 2017. MAREL employs a total of about 5.500 people in over 30 countries with a global network exceeding 100 agents and distributors.
MAJA invests in new manufacturing hall
The extension of the production hall on the MAJA premises in Kehl-Goldscheuer is completed now. At the beginning of the new year, the 2.400 m² manufacturing hall was taken into operation by the final assembly departments. The new office surface of 620 m² will be ready for occupancy by the development departments and the MAJA subsidiary MAJAtronic within the next weeks. MAJA has invested about 4 millions Euro in the construction project. Further investments are planned in the course of this year to enlarge the machinery of the mechanical manufacturing department.