VIDEO: Raque Food Systems: Family-Owned, Family Operated

By Jenny Recktenwald, Building Kentucky

Raque has been designing and building food-packaging machines for the world’s top food brands since 1975. Today, top-tier companies like Kraft Heinz, Tyson, Nestle, Conagra, Kellogg’s, Hershey, and Sara Lee use Raque equipment because it’s well-designed, solidly built, and meets the highest safety and quality standards. Some of Raque’s machines have been used by customers for more than 40 years.

Raque has evolved to keep pace with the changing needs of the packaged food industry. Their continued commitment to research and development has kept them at the forefront of the industry with solutions that streamline operations, boost production, and decrease downtime.

Family-run businesses like Raque are crucial to the prosperity of our economy. According to, these businesses account for more than 50% of the nation’s GDP and employ more than 60% of the workforce. Family-owned companies tend to have a strong interest in long-term success, their employees, and customer satisfaction. 

Company president Robert Raque explains that a focus on family is the secret ingredient that has ensured their success in the food equipment industry for nearly 50 years.

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