SiccaDania acquires the assets of Van Tongeren-Kennemer B.V.

We are pleased to announce that we have taken over the activities of Van Tongeren-Kennemer B.V (VTK). VTK was founded in 1893 and has a market-leading position in the global starch and protein industry.

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 for 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. Martinus Witkamp founded Van Tongeren-Kennemer in 1893. During the first few decades, the company manufactured bicycles, cars and motorcycles. During the 1920s, the company specialised 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.

“Spaans bulk handling Systems BV” based in Hoofddorp is known for its screw conveyors all over the world. This division became a part of VTK in 2004. In 2017, the company changed its trade name 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.