FDBusiness.com

Process Components Announces Kemutec Expansion into Netherlands

 Breaking News
  • Millenials Adopt a Fouth Meal Culture There has been a 14% average annual growth in food and beverage launches with a snacking claim (Global, CAGR 2014- 2018), according to Innova Market Insights. For most consumers, snacking is a part of daily life and always has been. What is changing is the way people think about snacking and what is considered to [...]...
  • European Commission Proposal to Support Irish Beef Producers Impacted by Market Uncertainty EU Member States have agreed to a proposal from the European Commission to make €50 million available to Irish beef farmers, which can be matched by national funds to reach a maximum of €100 million. The establishment of the fund reflects the European Commission recognition of the particular challenges facing the Irish beef and veal [...]...
  • Givaudan Opens New Flagship Innovation Centre in Switzerland Givaudan, the global leader in flavours and fragrances, has officially inaugurated its new flagship Innovation Centre in Kemptthal, Switzerland, aimed to accelerate its global efforts in creating differentiated and sustainable flavour, taste and fragrance solutions for the food and beverage and beauty, personal and home care industries. The SFr120 million centre, Givaudan’s largest investment in research [...]...
  • Brits Get a Taste For Cocktails Nine million consumers are enjoying cocktails when they go out, making this one of Britain’s fastest growing drinks categories within spirits, according to exclusive new research by out of home food and drink expert CGA. The popularity of cocktails, and the fact they are more widely available, has helped boost sales through Britain’s pubs, bars [...]...
  • New Artificial Intelligence Tool Predicts How Much Milk 1.5 Million Cows Will Produce Arla Foods has developed a new artificial intelligence tool to better predict their milk intake from farmer-owners. This means that 200 million kilos of milk can now be utilised better each year making Arla’s value chain even more sustainable. Every year, Arla collects around 13 billion kilos of milk from their 10,300 farmer-owners across Northern Europe. [...]...

Process Components Announces Kemutec Expansion into Netherlands

Process Components Announces Kemutec Expansion into Netherlands
July 19
12:18 2018

Process Components has announced the expansion of subsidiary company Kemutec in Europe, with the long-established manufacturing brand opening a new office in the Netherlands. The move forms a key part of its global strategy to extend its global territories, significantly grow its revenues and create new jobs.

Kemutec has more than three decades’ worth of heritage in designing and supplying high-end powder processing equipment and components for the food, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries. It specialises in sieving, crushing, milling and mixing equipment and systems, also Mucon discharge aids, slide and unique iris diaphragm valves.

Johan Lucas, vice president of sales and business development at Kemutec BV.

The decision to expand into the Netherlands will allow Kemutec to be closer to its growing customer base in Europe, where it will focus predominantly on the food sector, specifically in confectionery, starches, spices and flavours, alongside the fine chemical sector with home/personal care industries for the production of products such as detergents and toothpaste.  From its Netherlands base, Kemutec BV will service customers firstly in Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

The Dutch headquarters of Kemutec will be based in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, known colloquially as Den Bosch, chosen for its central location less than an hour from cities such as Rotterdam, Amsterdam, or Antwerp and ninety minutes from Dusseldorf and Brussels.

The announcement follows the appointment of Johan Lucas, the new vice president of sales and business development who will head up Kemutec BV. Johan has been working with the Kemutec brand for over 30 years, with experience of deploying the equipment all over the globe, including South Africa, Philippines, Vietnam, China, UK and Russia. Johan, who speaks fluent Dutch, English and German will now oversee Kemutec activity in the area as it supplies integrated processing systems to current and new customers.

Process Components plan to grow organically following the creation of the Dutch base, with plans to hire new people and increase its European partnerships by the end of 2018. Eventually, the new offices will feature test equipment facilities, provide mobile support, and local project engineering and servicing.

Johan Lucas, vice president of sales and business development at Kemutec BV, comments: “Over the past couple of decades, we have seen the Internet change the way customers seek advice, support and recommendations. People use search engines for help and only then come to a specialist supplier, and with that business models have changed, and the role of agents alongside it. The Netherlands is home to a great number of multinationals and benefits from its central European location, excellent infrastructure, technology and strong open economy. As the world becomes smaller, we want to be as close as possible to our existing customers so we can provide them with the best possible service, and work even more closely with them on joint process developments.”

Tony Goodwin, managing director at Process Components, adds: “Kemutec has always had a large and loyal customer base in the Netherlands and nearby, and we now have a huge opportunity to build on this. We are incredibly pleased to welcome Johan in his new role, as his experience and knowledge of the brand worldwide will be invaluable. The proximity of the new office to the head offices, and research and development facilities, of many multinational organisations means it is the ideal base to expand from. The Kemutec brand is historically well known and recognised globally, and there is rapidly growing demand for its powder processing equipment, components and systems worldwide.”

The Netherlands arm of the company, to be known as Kemutec BV will be the third office for Kemutec, which is headquartered in the UK. Kemutec also has offices and a technology centre in the US, based near Philadelphia, PA. It is part of the global engineering company, Process Components. Process Components is made up of a group of UK heritage brands that incorporates Kemutec, Kek, Gardner, Mucon and PPS.

About Author

mike

mike

Related Articles



Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • June 25, 2019BevExpo 2019
  • October 17, 2019Future Food-Tech
AEC v1.0.4

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber

Subscribe Here



Advertisements