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Werner Poss developed the POSS mechanical separator technology in the mid 1970’s and POSS Design Limited was formed in 1978. Driven by industry demand, continuous advancements were made and a range of machine configurations were developed to meet the full range separation applications.

Our Story

Werner Poss developed the POSS mechanical separator technology in the mid 1970’s and POSS Design Limited was formed in 1978. Driven by industry demand for reliable and consistently high performance in meat recovery, continuous advancements were made and now a range of mechanical separation configurations have been developed to meet an increasingly diverse series of separation applications. 

POSS has been marketing this proven line of mechanical separators since 1978, and now has more than 1,400 machines running in more than 68 countries worldwide, 300+ installations in the USA alone, and a well-established client base wherever high volume poultry processing exists. POSS is truly the Global Industry Leader in Quality Separation Solutions. 

The majority of these machines are designed to process conventional chicken mechanical deboning, following manual and automated poultry cut up lines. Many are running a range of turkey products, both ‘bone-in’ making MST and USDA Ground Turkey, as well as bony trim to make a premium “ground” product. The remainder were sold for pork deboning and beef shank de-sinewing, as well as various niche applications including fish, pork skin de-fatting and boney trim to recover high value coarse ground product. 

From the new ProMax300C (300 kg / 660 lbs/hr, 7.5hp / 5.6 kW) up to the game changing ProMax9000 (17,000+ kg / 40,000+ lbs/hr, 250 hp / 190 kW), POSS offers machines to cover the full spectrum of processing volumes and separation applications. With unmatched yields, due in part to our proprietary hydraulic ‘Auto Restrictor’, high through-puts, no pre-breaking, and unparalleled low temperature rise and premium coarse ground texture in the recovered meat, can you really afford NOT to be running a POSS?


Ken Gulak

Ken Gulak


Ken graduated from University of Western Ontario (London Ontario) in 1984 with an undergrad degree majoring in Finance. Originally from Alberta, Ken worked in the Heavy Oil industry prior to joining POSS as the Controller in 1988. Promoted to GM in 1996, Ken gradually assumed more responsibility at POSS until the founder, Werner Poss, sold the company to Shato Holdings in 2000, at which time Ken was promoted to President / CEO.

In 2003 Ken and his wife Sylvie bought the company back from Shato, and began a steady pattern of growth that has seen the company expand its install base from 250 to over 1200 machines in 67 countries. Backed by a solid technical team and with a single focus on rotary extruder style separation, POSS has built an unparalleled reputation for meeting or exceeding its client’s expectations worldwide across a wide range of mechanical separation applications.

Dale Morris

Board Member

Robert (Rob) Williamson

Vice President of Operations

Theo Hoen

Board Member

Sultan Thiara

Board Member