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Croston Engineering

ANDRITZ Feed & Biofuel Technologies is one of the world’s leading

Croston Engineering, since its formation

suppliers of technologies, systems and services for advanced industrial

in 1976, has specialised in the design

equipment for the animal feed, aqua feed and pet food industrys,

and building of plants for the animal feed

and for the biofuel

and many other associated industries

pelleting industry. We

throughout the UK. These include pet

are strongly committed

food, grain storage and handling, the

to excellent performance and quality of our products and to being

human food and drinks industries, plus

a strong partner for our cus­tomers. We have delivered products

other sectors that require the handling and processing of materials.

and plant solutions since the 1960s and have gained extensive

The Company’s expertise covers the whole range of animal feed

knowledge and insight into the demands of the specific feed and

production activities from the intake and bulk storage of raw materials

biofuel markets.

onward through blending, grinding, mixing, pelleting, extrusion, cooling,

Our focus is on innovation and keeping up with new technological

etc., to the final outloading of finished products.

developments. We always strive to provide our customers with

As an adjunct to new developments, the Company carries out

the newest technologies that will ensure better and more efficient

improvements or extensions to existing production plants in compliance

production, mini­mizing operation costs, maximizing energy efficiency

with the requirements of DSEAR/ATEX Explosion Regulations when

and environmental protection, and giving our customers a competitive


ad­vantage. When choosing products and solutions from ANDRITZ Feed

Croston Engineering is an Approved Safecontractor which is a recognised standard of competence throughout industry in complying

& Biofuel Technolo­gies, you will have a qualified and experi­enced

with the requirements of safety legislation and procedures.

partner with the ability to assist you all the way from the start to the

Tarvin Mill, Barrow Lane, Tarvin, Chester CH3 8JF

finished product. We want to be a complete partner and supplier for our

Tel: 01829 741119 Fax: 01829 741169

customers and there­fore offer a simple and efficient “one-stop-shop”


concept, which means we cover the entire process and supply all the


machines for the line. Our products and solutions are tailor-made to meet the specific requirements and needs of our customers. ANDRITZ Feed & Biofuel Technologies provides processing

Dinnissen Process Technology

machines and equipment from raw material intake to finished feed

Premix production in the feed plant

bagging. Our pelleting and extrusion plants are designed with special

The production of premixes is being focussed on more and more

attention to food safety and traceability, and in addition, hygiene and

lately. The premix is an essential part of any feed-recipe, containing

regulations requirements are also in high focus.

the essential additives that give the end-product the desired taste and

Animal feed processing, Industrially produced animal feed

nutritional qualities. A

is under­going continuous processing and quality improvement to

production area where

keep up with the effective­ness of the agricultural industry as well as

recipes are changed

the continuously increasing focus on food safety and traceability.

often, to accommodate the various products processed in one plant. To

ANDRITZ animal feed processing technologies appeal to both

ensure product quality, hygiene standards are of upmost importance.

commercial feed mill­ers and farmers. Our pelleting technologies

Dinnissen Process Technology specializes in the development and

enable our customers to create their own unique recipes and

production of process technologies and equipment for the feed&aquafeed,

combinations of ingre­dients – making sure that the animals have the

food&pharma, pet food and chemical industries. One of the fields we are

right amount of vitamins and protein.

a specialist in, is the Premix industry. Dinnissen offers an extensive range

For further information, contact us on: Phone: +45 72 160 300, E-mail:

of products for the Premix producer. Stand-alone machinery, such as, Website:

the most hygienic Pegasus® Mixer for quick and efficient mixing results

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and the Pegasus® Vacuum Coater with which to add additives in coated

handling engineering companies within the animal feed sector, we offer a

layers, but also complete solutions including pneumatic transport and

unique and proven ability to deliver innovative and imaginative processing,

Big-Bag emptying. Many of our premix-lines are built around a vertical

packaging, storage and handling solutions, and pride ourselves on

concept; vertical discharge gives less contamination and saves energy

providing a specialist bespoke service on time and in budget.

due to gravitation forces. The raw materials are transported to a higher

Past projects have included:

level, discharged into a mixer, and after mixing put into bags on the

Pellet Press and Conditioning Installation

lower level. With 70 years of experience we have become experts in

Micro-Ingredients Additives Systems

designing, producing and installing hygienic processes in those areas

New Production Plants

where contamination is unacceptable.

Liquid Coating Systems

Raw Material Storage Systems

Cooling Systems

Address: Horsterweg 66, 5975 NB, Sevenum (the Netherlands)

Screening Systems

Telephone: +31 (0)77 467 3555

Upgrading Pellet Lines

Contact person: Perry Konings Fax: +31 (0)77 467 3785

Key services we offer include: •

Process Design Engineering

GAME Engineering

Site Installation & Commissioning

Since our humble beginnings

Bespoke Machinery Manufacture

in 1986, we are proud to

Turnkey Process Solutions

have grown to a team of

Site Management

Project Management

over 70 experienced engineers, fabricators and project managers. Working around your existing production, we implement cost-effective

For further information contact us on:

solutions as quoted, resulting in you being fully operational with minimal

Phone - +44 (0) 1522 868021


Email -

Regarded as one of the UK’s leading materials processing and

Website -


& TECHNOLOGY materials, From From the the intake intake of of raw raw materials, processing, and through processing, and on to the through processing, andon onto tothe the outloading products outloading of offinished finishedproducts productsour 25 practical experience is ouryes’ 41 practical experience 40 years’ years’ practical experience available to to you. is available to you you CROSTON ENGINEERING LTD. TARVIN MILL, BARROW LANE, TARVIN, CHESTER CH3 8JF Telephone: (01829) 741119 Fax: (01829) 741169 E.Mail: Web:

Finished Products Distribution System incorporating elevators, conveyors and pellet screening.


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Millson Engineering

dosing systems, storage silos for grain and feed, spare parts, electric

The company was founded in 1989 by its present owner and Managing

control and fully process automation, after sales service worldwide.

Director Tod Soloducha primarily to provide a Roll Assembly and Die

T +31 79 593 22 21

refurbishment service to the Feed Compounding Industry. Millson

F +31 79 593 11 47

Engineering is an established and well known supplier with a reputation


for delivering a range of quality products and services. Currently we


work in the Animal Feed, Agricultural, and General Engineering sectors, and are also actively involved in the Wood Pelleting, and Recyclable Materials industries. The company operates from a 6,000 plus square

Van Aarsen International

feet purpose built/ designed office complex and factory unit on the outskirts of Kidderminster, Worcestershire ideally

The vital link to your feed chain

placed for links to the local

The better the animal feed, the better the food on the table! It’s as

motorway network. The entire Millson team is committed to offering a

simple as that. Van Aarsen is developer, manufacturer and supplier

professional, quality, and value for money service.

of state of the art machines and complete feed mill solutions for the

Tel: +44(0)1562 823900

production of compound feed and premixes worldwide.

Fax: + 44(0)1562 823998

Email: Web:

We take our crucial role in the ‘agro-feed’ chain seriously, helping you to achieve optimal solutions. Our innovative machines and complete feed mill solutions are designed and constructed to increase production

Ottevanger Milling Engineers B.V. Ottevanger Milling Engineers, established in 1909, is one of the leading European companies who have specialised in the design and manufacture of equipment and complete plants for the grain processing and compound feed industry. Our expertise based on many years of experience and know how make Ottevanger the ideal partner for realisation of your project. From basic design through to turn-key delivery. Ottevanger Milling Engineers, specialist in conventional and containerised mills for:

and lower operational costs; with minimum energy consumption and maximum benefit to feed safety and ease of operation. Since 1949. From concept to completion Van Aarsen thinks and acts with you from initial idea to final completion. Our way of doing business is focusing on your objectives. We want to know how you do your business. We take the time to understand all the subtleties underlying the different aspects of your feed mill or premix plant. Dozens of projects all over the world are the convincing evidence that we know how to offer the certainty of an investment that provides maximum added value. High performance Our machines are the heart of many compound feed factories. Weighing and dosing systems, hammer mills, batch mixers, liquid mixers, conditioners,

Feed mills

pellet mills, counter-flow coolers, crumblers, transport equipment and

Pet Food plants

storage silos. Long lifetime, low operating costs and high performance

Aqua feed mills

Premix & concentrate plants

Cereal Processing plants

Oil seed processing

The containerized feed mill which can be put together in a matter

are distinctive features applying to all Van Aarsen machines.

van Mourik group

of weeks at a production site. The containerized mills can be supplied

At van Mourik Process

in the range of 1 to 45 tonnes per hour. The equipment is installed

Optimisation is our way of

20-foot container which can be handled as separate modules. At


the plant location the containers are stacked to form a complete mill.




Feeds for different species can be produced. Separate units have been

group focusses with a very

designed for production of pet food and treatment of raw materials,

experienced team on: consulting, design and realisations of feed

such as soybeans. The concept has also been developed for flour

milling projects.


Our long standing service and maintenance activities is the

Our product range also includes i.a. mixers, hammer mills, pellet

backbone of the company and forms the foundation of experiential

mills, conditioners, extruders, driers/coolers, crumblers, crushers,

knowledge which gives van Mourik its distinctive skill set that

bucket elevators, screw conveyors, chain conveyors, weighing, liquid

enables the optimizing of your processes and development of capital

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improvement plans.

pet food manufacture. In addition to turnkey projects, our core products

Van Mourik started in 1990 as a mechanical installation company.

are hammer mills, ribbon and paddle mixers, double-shaft paddle

By strategic take-overs and natural growth the company has become

mixers, rotary sifters and coaters for liquids (vacuum and atmospheric).

a unique specialized neutral integrator employing 150 FTE with its

Approximately 80% of our products are exported.

focus on feed milling and premix process. The clients value our neutral position in the engineering studies and process advice.

In order to guarantee its high quality standards, Wynveen assembles and tests all its key equipment in-house.

An example of the approach is a recent request of an independent

Wynveen always aims to fully understand customer requirements,

client that needs to study an increase of its production by 25%. A

working in partnership with customers and using all our accumulated

dedicated team from van Mourik consisting of process specialists

knowledge and experience to deliver the optimum, often highly

that have their own expertise in mechanical and electro technical

innovative, technological solution. That’s why our company motto is:

control scanned the process of the client. Combined with the clients

‘Versatility in feed processing’.

goal Van Mourik makes a future process plan with a neutral advice

Delivery program:

on the equipment. This time it resulted to a concept change from an

Storage silos for raw materials and finished products

additional grinding/mixing tower to an upgrade proposal for an existing


production line.

Transport systems:

Of course this approach can be the backbone of a bigger


investment in a complete new production line to become future proof.

Chain conveyors

Screw conveyors

The van Mourik group offers to help clients in the UK and Ireland with this approach to achieve efficiently and effectively their future goals.

Intake weighing equipment

Outloading weighing equipment

Hammer mills


Wynveen International

Coaters for liquids

Versatility in feed processing

Pellet sifters

Wynveen International

Loading and unloading systems:

B.V. is a leading Dutch

Pneumatic ship unloading systems

company, specialising in

Hydraulic driven lifting truck-platforms

the design, manufacture

Truck dumping hoppers

and installation of

Dust free bulk loading pipes

Bagging-off lines

complete mills for the animal feed industry. With a knowledgeable, experienced and enthusiastic team, the

Filter equipment

company focuses on the development and construction of high-quality


innovative equipment and installations for animal feed, aqua feed and

Boylestraat 34, 6718 XM Ede The Netherlands +31 318 64 11 44 UK Contact +44 795 293 8252

it is our way of thinking

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