Albert Handtmann Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG

Hubertus-Liebrecht-Str. 10-12
88400 Biberach / Riss , Germany
Phone: +49 7351 450
Fax: +49 7351 45 1501
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Updated on: 25.04.2024
Member since: 05.01.2015

Handtmann Maschinenfabrik is part of the diversified Handtmann Group and the Filling and Portioning Systems division, which operates globally as a provider of integrated and cross-process line solutions in food processing. Worldwide sales are carried out by our own sales and service companies in the core markets and by around 60 sales representatives. The mechanical engineering company from Biberach in Upper Swabia is the world's leading provider of solutions for the portioning, dosing, shaping and co-extrusion of food. The portfolio is supplemented by process technology in the areas of cutting, binding, mixing and fine comminution from Inotec GmbH, based in Reutlingen, which has been part of the Handtmann Group since 2020. The customers of both manufacturers include craft businesses and start-ups, as well as medium-sized companies and large industrial companies from all over the world. Handtmann Maschinenfabrik is an international leader in the manufacture of vacuum fillers and portioning systems for food processing. Thanks to specialization and continuous investment in research and development of the latest technologies, Handtmann has been able to maintain its leading position for around 70 years and is present in over 100 countries worldwide through its own sales offices or agencies. Product innovations and new application solutions that stand for high performance, precision and reliability emerge from the close international dialogue with customers.

With a future-oriented portfolio that ranges from vacuum fillers for small producers to efficient line solutions for medium-sized companies to applications for industry, Handtmann offers exactly the modular system solutions with the required product quality and flexibility that give producers the decisive advantage on the market. These production systems, whose main functions include filling, portioning, dividing, dosing, forming and co-extruding, represent the latest technology for modern end products. Thanks to their high flexibility, Handtmann systems are suitable for a wide variety of applications, from sausage and dairy products and baked goods to innovative product areas such as alternative proteins/vegetarian and vegan, ready meals, salads, sauces, delicatessen, fish products, pet food and much more.

In parallel with the technology solutions, there is heavy investment in services such as application consulting, customer service, documentation, software, training and financing. Two customer centers, the Handtmann Forums, are a communication platform for exchange with customers from all over the world. Machine demonstrations, product developments, training courses, seminars and specialist conferences take place here. This intensive dialogue is the basis for trend-setting and sustainable developments.

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Handtmann Maschinenfabrik with customer forums CEO F&P Harald Suchanka

Handtmann Customized Solutions supplement standard solutions
When standardized solutions reach their limits, it is time to find individual approaches. Handtmann system solutions are technically mature, tried and tested over many years and can be used flexibly. However, some customer requirements require individual solutions. In the sense of “My idea. My solution”, Handtmann will focus even more on specific customer requests from 2022. With the new HANDTMANN CUSTOMIZED SOLUTIONS (HCS), the traditional Upper Swabian company will respond even more flexibly to individual customer needs and special requirements in the future. “The production processes of our customers – the food manufacturers – are as individual as the eating habits today. With the new Handtmann Customized Solutions (HCS), we will be able to offer our customers tailor-made solutions for individual requirements in proven Handtmann quality,” says Harald Suchanka (CEO Handtmann F&P). A technically and internationally experienced team works exclusively for Handtmann Customized Solutions at the Biberach and Dutch Amersfoort locations. It develops those tailor-made solutions that the customer needs for his individual production process: from product preparation to insertion into the packaging. The customer-specific solutions are based on the proven Handtmann series machines, which are expanded and modified in a variety of customer-specific ways. Both minor modifications to series machines and the design of individual production lines are possible. The international Handtmann sales network also guarantees the well-known competent service for Handtmann Customized Solutions.

Handtmann Customized Solutions

Sustainable action in technology development and sponsoring
The food industry is in a state of upheaval and, among other things, faces the challenge of developing new concepts that primarily meet the aspect of sustainability. Replacing resources of animal origin or at least supplementing them with alternatives is also part of these concepts, as are modern, energy-efficient technologies for processing food (Handtmann has been a long-standing member of the Blue Competence sustainability initiative (1) and thus undertakes to comply with the twelve sustainability principles of European mechanical and plant engineering. The energy-efficient and extraordinarily durable system platforms from Handtmann are certified according to the latest energy efficiency criteria of the TÜV-SÜD-EME standard). As a family-run company with a firmly established canon of values ​​for sustainable and future-oriented action, Handtmann has been committed to alternative concepts in food processing for two decades. As early as 2005, the Biberach-based company revolutionized the production of sausage-shaped products with the development of the ConPro technology by replacing sausage casings of animal origin with a purely plant-based alginate casing. Today the Upper Swabian company, which is also a member of BALPro(2) is, the most modern system technology for filling, portioning, dosing, forming and co-extruding of vegan and vegetarian products and meat alternatives. These include products based on soy or pea protein, vegetables, cassava or rice such as burger patties, nuggets, balls, bacon and minced portions, but also vegan and vegetarian sausage products and sausages such as mushroom sausage based on rice Technology providers and with the commitment of our globally active food technologists make a valuable contribution to a sustainable orientation of the global food industry," says Thomas Ott, Global Marketing Director at Handtmann. "

Sustainable meat alternatives produced using Handtmann technology

(1) Blue Competence is a VDMA initiative to promote sustainability in mechanical and plant engineering. At the same time, the aim of the initiative is to publicize sustainable solutions in the industry that lead to new energy concepts, efficient use of scarce resources or an improvement in the quality of life.

(2) BALPro is an association of dedicated experts in the fields of nutritional science, process engineering and product development, sustainability assessment, business development, marketing, PR and advocacy. The association sees itself as an independent platform with the aim of objectively considering alternative protein sources and the corresponding technologies.

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