Hormel has presented its 3rd annual Spirit of Excellence Award to Avure--a company that builds high pressure food processing (HPP) machines.

Hormel’s award recognizes the company’s partners who “go above and beyond” to help it achieve its goals.

“We are an innovative company, and we look to partners like Avure to help us achieve that innovation,” says Chad Soukup, supervising staff engineer at Hormel. “Avure is a company that listens to their customers and continues to look for new ways to serve them. The introduction of the expandable AV-X HPP machine is an example of that commitment to their customers.”

To be considered for the Spirit of Excellence Award, Hormel’s partners must meet performance requirements, make on-time deliveries, and provide high-level customer support. Only about two percent of Hormel’s vendors receive the award.

“We’re honored to receive this award, which emphasizes our commitment to being more than just an equipment supplier to our customers,” says Jeff Williams, CEO of Avure. “We believe we don’t just build HPP machines, but we forge partnerships that help our customers succeed.”

Hormel uses Avure’s HPP machines to treat many of their all-natural foods like deli meat, bacon and guacamole.