The company will help customers scale up alternative protein production to a commercial level and provide support over the entire equipment life. The new offering will initially focus on alternative protein sources such as peas, pulses, lentils, insects, and animal residues, with more to come soon.
ANDRITZ experts are working side-by-side with customers to find the optimal solution for their alternative protein production needs based on wet or dry processing. The tailored end-to-end solutions include concept design, process engineering, realization, automation, and service. ANDRITZ has proven technologies for all key process steps available in the group, including milling, conditioning, dewatering, drying, extrusion, and pelleting all backed by innovative process automation and proven global service. To produce alternative proteins, ANDRITZ will draw upon the broadest product portfolio worldwide as well as its expertise in project management by dedicated and experienced teams.
“We are thrilled to officially announce the birth of this new offering,” says Christian Kling, Head of Alternative Protein Solutions at ANDRITZ. “The field of alternative proteins is an exciting market but moving from lab to industrial scale can be challenging. ANDRITZ as the trusted partner on your side not only has the production technology but also helps customers speed up commercialization and bridge the gap to full-scale production. With a history of 170 years, we have been engineering and implementing solutions for many industries including food and feed for decades.”
To support customers in realizing their ideas, ANDRITZ is also building an innovative test center at Waddinxveen, The Netherlands. The “Food Innovation Xperience” will open in the 4th quarter this year, enabling customers to validate their concepts by scaling up production and testing quality, consistency, and energy efficiency at industrial levels.
About ANDRITZ GROUP
International technology group ANDRITZ (andritz.com) offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems, services and digital solutions for a wide range of industries and end markets. Sustainability is an integral part of the company’s business strategy and corporate culture. With its extensive portfolio of sustainable products and solutions, ANDRITZ aims to make the greatest possible contribution to a sustainable future and help its customers achieve their sustainability goals. ANDRITZ is a global market leader in all four of its business areas Pulp & Paper, Metals, Hydro and Separation. Technological leadership and global presence are cornerstones of the group’s strategy, which is focused on long-term profitable growth. The publicly listed group has around 29,700 employees and over 280 locations in more than 40 countries.
About ANDRITZ SEPARATION
ANDRITZ Separation provides mechanical and thermal technologies as well as services and the related automation solutions for solid/liquid separation, serving the chemical, environmental, food, and the mining and minerals industries. The customized, innovative solutions focus on minimizing the use of resources and achieving highest process efficiency, thus making a substantial contribution towards sustainable environmental protection. In addition, the business area offers technologies and services for the production of animal feed and biomass pellets. Pumps for irrigation, water supply and flood control are also part of this business area’s portfolio.