Why Choose NPE?

Manufacturer of high quality egg processing equipment since 1935. Offering standard processing optimization equipment and custom builds.

Reliability, Durability, Affordability

National Poultry Equipment Company offers a wide range of advantages. Our equipment offerings are characterized by their dependability and long-lasting performance. They feature compact designs, minimal electrical requirements, and are energy and resource efficient. Designed with simplicity in mind, they have low water usage demands and require no additional equipment such as steam boilers, pumps, or filter systems. Furthermore, our focus on mechanical simplicity ensures easy maintenance, operation by 1-4 persons, and the ability to be upgraded as your operation grows.

Averaging some of the shortest lead times in the market, our products are ready when you are. Regardless of your location, our egg processing machines are available to you thanks to our global distribution network. If you happen to be within driving distance, we offer local pick from our manufacturing facility in Marion, IA to save on crating and freight costs. Our offerings are built with careful consideration of your budget and intended purpose, making them a practical choice for your poultry processing needs. When you choose National Poultry Equipment Company, you’re not just receiving a product, you’re also receiving access to unparalleled customer support. We pride ourselves on providing direct access to real people dedicated to assisting you. Make the right choice for reliability, efficiency, and customer-focused solutions – choose National Poultry Equipment Company.

Since 1935

National Poultry Equipment Company has been contributing to the egg and poultry industry since 1935. The original equipment was designed and built by Clyde and Walter Powell of Renton, Washington to clean both

breeder and commercial eggs produced by small “backyard” poultry farmers. The first Magic Egg Cleaner used a series of sanding loops that buffeted the egg as it was carried through the machine on a conveyor belt.

Our History

The Magic Egg Cleaner was performing a very useful purpose on the farm, however, the speed of the machine was not sufficient to match growth of egg production. Roland Haney, a salesman for the Powell brothers, conceived the idea of replacing the sanding loops with nylon brushes and spraying the eggs with a water based cleaning solution. He sold the idea to the Powell brothers and the Aquamagic Egg Sanitizer was invented. The original machines did not sell well as the idea of washing eggs was not an accepted practice by the USDA. Mr. Haney traveled to Washington D.C. where he convinced USDA officials that his method of cleaning was equal or superior to “buffing.” He later added an egg grader to the machine which made the Aquamagic the first egg processor that candled, sanitized and graded in one step.

In 1984, Cal-Mar Industries purchased the company and moved it to Modesto, California. They expanded the market for the machine by introducing its benefits to the breeder industry for all avian species, not just chickens. The machine is now used to sanitize turkey, duck, goose and game bird eggs as well as SPF eggs used in the production of both avian and human vaccines.

In June 2000, Russ Larson and Gorden Barker of Barlar Industries purchased the company and relocated it to Iowa. With their combined experience in the poultry industry they improved and updated many aspects of the machines. With the new look and updated features come a new name – Sani-Touch.

In July 2015, Justin, Lauren, and Dawn Enzinger of Enzinger, Inc purchased the company from Barlar Industries. They brought innovation to the product line and many advancements to the backend of the company. After a devastating fire at the Osage Iowa facility, they moved NPE to its current location in Marion, IA.

In May 2022, Christopher Olson of E4O6 Inc purchased the company from his long time friend Justin Enzinger. Christopher and Justin met around similar interests while they both attended Illinois State University from 2003-2005. E4O6 Inc’s strong history in sanitization, metal working, and business development are solid frameworks to further grow NPE. They plan to carry NPE through its 100 year anniversary by focusing and investing in company sustainability, continuous product development, additional product offerings, and total processing solutions.

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