New Partnership Shapes Future Foods

ANDRITZ enters partnership with NETZSCH-Feinmahltechnik GmbH for alternative protein production

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International technology group ANDRITZ and NETZSCH-Feinmahltechnik GmbH, a leader in grinding and classifying technologies, have entered a strategic partnership to collaborate on serving the alternative protein market with future-oriented technologies and processes.


The collaboration will bring together NETZSCH’s expertise in fine grinding and subsequent classifying to extract a protein-rich fraction, with ANDRITZ extensive expertise in key processes such as conditioning, extraction, dewatering, drying, extrusion, and pelleting complemented by advanced process automation and a first-class global service offering. Tailor-made process solutions include conceptual design, process engineering, implementation, automation, and maintenance of turn-key plants, as well as trials in the laboratories. By combining expertise and resources, market challenges can be addressed more quickly, and innovative solutions provided.

Another key aspect of this alliance is the commitment to energy efficiency. The companies provide innovative technologies and processes that enable a significant reduction in energy consumption and thus create both ecological and economic added value.

Christian Kling, Director Business Development for Alternative Protein Solutions at ANDRITZ, is enthusiastic about the partnership: “The market for alternative proteins shows great potential, and we are pleased to have found a partner in NETZSCH that will accompany and strengthen our vision. 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.”

"With NETZSCH-developed innovative milling and classifying processes, we are responding to the pressing needs of the food industry and supporting more sustainable and efficient food production," explains Matthias Kapp, Vice President Business Field Food & Pharma at NETZSCH. "Our focus is to further develop through our technology with ANDRITZ to improve the quality and availability of plant-based protein sources to meet the growing global demand."

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