August 26th 2019
SiccaDania acquires the assets of Van Tongeren-Kennemer B.V.
SiccaDania Group is pleased to announce that it has taken over the activities of Van Tongeren-Kennemer B.V (VTK) as of today.
“The acquisition of VTK is an excellent step for the SiccaDania Group to continue its path towards a market leading position in the global starch and protein industry’’ says SiccaDania’s CEO Soren Rasmussen.
This acquisition is a perfect fit to SiccaDania’s product portfolio. VTK will be adding important technologies to the combined platform including dryers, screw conveyors and air fans as well as advanced gluten dryer solutions. SiccaDania will continue and further develop the well-known VTK technology, and we are excited to welcome a substantial part of the VTK employees.”
Managing Director of SiccaDania Netherlands, Mr. Arend Jan Van Gelder: “The wealth of experience and know-how in VTK enables the combined group to design and deliver complete integrated systems from raw material intake to dry finished products. Not only will we be able to supply conventional process lines for starch products, but also design and deliver unique solutions for side-streams and co-products promising lower energy consumption, higher product yields, and higher profit margins for customers.”
About Van Tongeren Kennemer.
Van Tongeren-Kennemer (VTK) is a specialist in process engineering and equipment manufacturing for air / gas / solids systems. Van Tongeren-Kennemer was founded in 1893 by Martinus Witkamp. During the first few decades, the company manufactured bicycles, cars and motorcycles. During the 1920s, the company was specialized in manufacturing fans and blowers. From the early 1940’ies, Kennemeer Machinefabriek and Ingenieursbureau Van Tongeren cooperated closely, and this partnership resulted in a merger in 1991. An important part of “Spaans bulk handling Systems BV” based in Hoofddorp, whose screw conveyors are known all over the world, was added to the company in 2004. In 2017, the trade name was changed to VTK. Today, VTK enjoys a strong reputation for high quality products within flash dryers, ring dryers, high-efficient cyclones, screw conveyors, air fans and blowers.