Kemutec expands in Europe

The manufacturer of powder processing equipment has opened an office in the Netherlands

Johan Lucas, VP of sales and business development

Kemutec has announced the opening of a new office in the Netherlands. A subsidiary company of Process Components, Kemutec said the move forms a key part of a strategy to extend its global presence, significantly grow its revenues and create new jobs.

With more than 30 years' experience in designing and supplying high-end powder processing equipment and components, Kemutec serves the food, pharmaceutical and chemical industries.

Kemutec specialises in sieving, crushing, milling and mixing equipment and systems, also Mucon discharge aids, slide and unique iris diaphragm valves.

Growing market

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 B.V. will service customers firstly in Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

The announcement follows the appointment of Johan Lucas, the new vice president of sales and business development, who will head up Kemutec B.V.

Lucas 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.

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.

As well as new offices, the company plans to implement test equipment facilities, provide mobile support, and local project engineering and servicing.

Tony Goodwin, Process Components MD, said: “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 Netherlands branch, to be known as Kemutec B.V., 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.

Process Components is made up of a group of UK heritage brands that incorporates Kemutec, Kek, Gardner, Mucon and PPS.

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