Van Tongeren-Kennemer is the specialist in process engineering and equipment manufacturing for air / gas / solids systems. Because of our extensive experience as a preferred vendor, our combined systems contribute to an increase in knowledge which allows our clients to maximize their output.
We always focus on your organisation and (existing) processes to achieve a maximised output.
Van Tongeren-Kennemer was founded in 1893 by Martinus Witkamp. During the first couple of years, the company manufactured bicycles. In later years, cars and motorcycles were added to the product portfolio.
During the 1920s, the company specialised in manufacturing fans and blowers. The name was changed to “Kennemer Machinefabriek” (Kennemer Machine Factory) and in the early 1940s, the company started a close co-operation with “Ingenieursbureau van Tongeren” (Engineering Office Van Tongeren).
In the 1930s, there was yet another name change, this time to “Kennemer Luchtbehandeling” (Kennemer Air Treatment). The company specialised in equipment in the field of dust treatment, such as cyclones and odour filters. Besides these, segment cutting machines, scissor lifts and large fans were also manufactured.
In 1991, “Kennemer Luchtbehandeling” and “Ingenieursbureau van Tongeren” merged, and Van Tongeren Kennemer B.V. was established. Engineering and production finally came together under the same roof.
The company moved to a new, modern building in 1994. At Van Tongeren-Kennemer, modern equipment, up-to-date expertise and more than 110 years of engineering and production experience are married in one company. Van Tongeren-Kennemer may count among its customers companies with well-known names in the food, chemical, and petrochemical industries .
An important part of “Spaans bulk handling Systems BV” based in Hoofddorp, whose screw conveyors are known all over the world, was added to the group in 2004.
In 2017, the tradename was changed to VTK.
SiccaDania acquires the assets of Van Tongeren-Kennemer B.V.
SiccaDania Group is pleased to announce that it has taken over the activities of Van Tongeren-Kennemer B.V (VTK) as of 24th of August.
“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.’’ comments SiccaDania’s CEO Soren Rasmussen.
This acquisition is a perfect fit to 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 solutions, 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.”
SiccaDania has its roots in the strong Danish tradition of evaporation and drying technologies. When delivering high quality solutions to its clients, the company covers the full value chain, from design to manufacturing, installation, commissioning, service and aftermarket. SiccaDania has expanded to other essential complementary technologies to its core technologies within drying and evaporation. Today, the SiccaDania Group can supply equipment for liquid processing, powder handling, bagging-off systems, automation within the dairy, food and starch industries. SiccaDania is focused on delivering the best possible solution for the individual client and therefore offers stand-alone technologies as well as turn-key factory solutions.
In case you have any questions to the above, please do not hesitate to contact us
Arend Jan Van Gelder
Phone: +31 6 25406060