23/12/2004 ALMES increases refining capacity (Tunisia)
The company Almes Division Vegetale, located in Rades (Tunisia), reports the successfull
increase of capacity of its Desmet refinery.
Almes Division Vegetale is an important player in Tunisia in the field of confectionary fats
16/12/2004 TVO boosts extraction capacity to 2.000 TPD soybean (Thailand)
The company Thai Vegetable Oil reports the successful increase of capacity of its dehulling, preparation and extraction plant to 2.000 TPD soybean.
04/12/2004 Beginning of the erection of the largest extraction in the world
04/12/2004 (12.000 TPD in Argentina)
The erection of the largest extraction plant in the world of 12.000 TPD soybean (expandible to 16.000 TPD) has started in the San Lorenzo facility of Molinos Rio de la Plata.
Looking at the size of the equipment compared to the people is giving a good idea of the importance of the plant.
02/12/2004 New turnkey extraction project in Saudi Arabia
The company Oil Seeds Crushing Co. reports to have selected Desmet technologies for the new turnkey extraction project of 2.200 TPD soybean, located in Yanbu (Saudi Arabia).
The technologies comprises complete reception, preparing, dehulling and solvent extraction supplied by Desmet Process & Technologies.
The complete turnkey project is handled by Desmet Engineers & Contractors.
More information on http://www.dsengineers.com
29/11/2004 De Smet + Ballestra : The "Global Solution Provider" for the edible oils and fats,
surfactants, detergent, oleochemical, soap and chemical industries.
De Smet and Ballestra have announced their decision to integrate their operations. This agreement will allow them to coordinate their worldwide activities making the best use of the very important technical, technological and commercial synergies existing between their operations.
De Smet, founded in 1946, is the world leader in the field of engineering and delivery of installations and equipment for the edible oils and fats industry from the processing of the seeds up to oils and fats refining and modification.
Ballestra, founded in 1960, is the world leader on technologies for the surfactants and detergent industry as well as for several chemical products manufacturing related to this industry. Ballestra is also associated with Mazzoni, the world leader on the design and fabrication of complete plants and machinery for the production of soap and glycerine.
The De Smet & Ballestra Groups have sales and engineering offices in 15 countries and representation network in another 22 countries.
They have sold 5.700 plants in 148 countries worldwide.
In 2004, they have realised a total turnover of over 250 million dollars.
The association of two strongly established Groups creates a "Global Solution Provider" for the seed crushing, oil refining, oleochemical, surfactant and detergent markets at large in a position to provide competitive services, plants and equipment based on latest technologies and globally sourced.
Privileged customer relationship is the key strategy of the De Smet and Ballestra Groups, which will be able to provide to the customers the best technologies trough an integrated international network of companies.
More information on the new corporate desmet ballestra website
17/11/2004 Thai Edible Oils Company goes for a new rice bran oil refinery (Thailand)
The company Thai Edible Oils Company reports to have selected De Smet technologies for the implementation of its new rice bran oil refinery.
Mr.Pravit, owner of the company says : « Thai Edible Oils is one of the world leading companies in the field of extraction and refining of rice bran oil. We have selected De Smet as technical partner because of the experience De Smet has in refining process of rice bran oil. »
15/11/2004 Ruchi Soya launches a 600 TPD refinery (India)
The company Ruchi Soya reports the start-up of its state-of-the-art De Smet refinery of 600 TPD.
The new refinery is located in Mumbai.
Ruchi Soya is a major player in the oils & fats industry in India.
11/11/2004 Chumporn Palm Oil Industry gives the Best Supplier Award
for process and technology to DE SMET (Thailand)
The company Churmporn Palm Oil Industry reports to have honoured DE SMET with the Best Supplier Award for process and technology in recognition of De Smet support
to their success, at the occasion of their 25th Anniversary celebration, which took place on 11th November 2004 in the Bangkok Hotel.
The award was handed over to Mr. K.K.Khoo, General Manager of De Smet in Asia, by the Members of the Board
06/11/2004 North American Canola Processor Chooses Dimax DTDC
This Dimax DTDC features the well distributed screen-type Dimax countercurrent trays,
aerosweeps for efficient steam distribution, and rotary valves to allow residence
time control for adjusting protein solubility.
Another example of De Smet's innovative leadership in meal desolventizing technologies.
4/11/2004 Thanakorn Vegetable Oil Products goes for a new refinery (Thailand)
The company Thanakorn Vegetable Oil Products reports to have selected De Smet bleaching and deodorising technologies for their new refining project of 350 TPD.
The Deputy Managing Director, Mr Sek says: Our company is a reference in Thailand and we were looking for a long term partner where we can rely on. This is the reason we came to De Smet.
Thanakorn Vegetable Oil Products is a leading company in Thailand, marketing the well known brand Cook.[Top]
02/11/2004 De Smet Delivers Another Deodorizer in North America
This large capacity Multistock® deodorizer is equipped
with internal vapor scrubber to allow the popular single
tower concept featured on all new De Smet Qualistock® deodorizers
30/10/2004 Large refinery for TVO (Thailand)
The company THAI VEGETABLE OILS (TVO) reports to have selected De Smet technologies for the implementation of their new soybean oil refinery with a capacity of 500 TPD.
TVO is a leading company in the oils & fats field in Thailand.
The new project covers Neutralising, Sparbleach® Bleaching and Qualistock® Deodorising.
This is the 5th project TVO and De Smet are building together in a partnership spirit.
27/10/2004 Refinery 1.000 TPD launched in India
The company Param Industries Limited reports the start up of its state-of-the-art De Smet refinery of 1.000 TPD.
The new plant includes the latest De Smet technologies : Dry pretreatment, Sparbleach® Bleaching, Qualistock® Deodorising.
25/10/2004 Küçükbay Yag starts up new Qualistock® Deodoriser (Turkey)
The company Küçükbay Yag Ltd reports the start up of its new De Smet Qualistock® deodoriser of large capacity in Izmir (Turkey).
Küçükbay Yag is a well known company in Turkey marketing refined sunflower, olive, corn, hazelnut and soybean oil under the brandname « Orkide », known for its quality.[Top]
20/10/2004 New De Smet refinery operational in Nigeria
The company « Planet Oil & Chemical Industries Ltd » reports the start up of its state-of-the-art
De Smet refinery for palm oil.
The new refinery is based in Aba (Abia State) and comprises dry pretreatment, Sparbleach®
bleaching and Qualistock® deodorising.
De Smet serves Nigeria since 30 years with a specialised team, based in Lagos.
Planet Oil & Chemical Industries refinery is the 19th De Smet refinery in Nigeria.
18/10/2004 Second extraction plant for Owensboro Grain (USA)
The company Owensboro Grain Co, located in Owensboro,
Ky (USA) report the smooth start up of their second
De Smet REFLEX ® Model 300 extraction plant.
16/10/2004 P.T. Bonanza Megah increases capacity (Indonesia)
The company P.T. Bonanza Megah reports to have successfully increased
the capacity of its De Smet refinery and fractionation.
12/10/2004 Hyderabad Roller Flour Mills (Pvt) Ltd (Pakistan)
The company Hyderabad Roller Flour Mills, located in Karachi, reports the start up of its complete De Smet preparation and extraction plant of 400 TPD soybean.
02/10/2004 Sunola starts up new fractionation plant (South Africa)
The company Sunola Oil Mills Pty.Ltd in South Africa reports the start up of its De Smet Flexifrac® Fractionation for palm oil.[Top]
27/09/2004 PT. Hasil Abadi Perdana
gets HACCP and ISO9001: 2000 certificates (Indonesia)
The company PT. Hasil Abadi Perdana reports to have succeeded to obtain the HACCP and ISO9001: 2000 certificate.
The picture shows Mr. & Mrs.Tjobrosetio, Directors of the company with the certificates.
PT.Hasil Abadi Perdana is a leading vegetable oil company in Indonesia, located in Surabaya.
22/09/2004 New winterizing plant for China
The company China Forc Oil & Grains Industrial (Zhenjiang) Co.Ltd reports to have selected the De Smet Wintrend® technologies for their new 400 TPD winterizing project dedicated for sunflower and corn oil.
14/09/2004 Works in progress for Lotte Samkang (South Korea)
The company « Lotte Samkang » reports the complete project comprising 4 complete refining lines, including all latest technological developments of De Smet, is progressing well.
Three of the four deodorisers have already been pre-installed at this stage.
09/09/2004 Start-up of butter oil fractionation in Belgium
The company Corman, leader in the field of processing butter and butter oil, reports the start up of a state-of-the-art De Smet Flexifrac® fractionation.
02/09/2004 Argus increases capacity (Romania)
The company S.C. Argus S.A. based in Constanta (Romania) reports the increase of capacity of its De Smet refinery.
It concerns the pretreatment, bleaching, winterising and deodorising.
S.C.Argus S.A. is a leading company in the vegetable oil field in Romania.
25/08/2004 New refinery in Thailand
The company Chumporn Palm Oil Industry selected De Smet technologies for its new palm oil fractionation and physical refining plant of large capacity.
This will be the second De Smet fractionation and refinery installed at Chumporn Palm Oil Industry.
17/08/2004 Baltimar starts up new refinery in Morocco
The company Baltimar, located near Casablanca (Morocco), reports the start-up of their
new De Smet refinery including neutralising, Sparbleach® bleaching and Multistock® deodorising
10/08/2004 New refinery launched in Indonesia
The company PT.Sari Mas Permai reports the start up of its new De Smet refinery processing 400 TPD of palm oil and coconut oil.
The new refinery includes a dry pretreatment, a Sparbleach® bleaching and a Qualistock® deodorising.
28/07/2004 MPOB starts up its semi-industrial R&D fractionation(Malaysia)
The prestigious Malaysian Palm Oil Board reports the start up of its
new De Smet semi-industrial fractionation plant, installed in their R&D
center in Malaysia.
De Smet is serving the Malaysian customers since decades with a large team of dedicated process specialists in the field of extraction, refining, fractionation and fat modification.
27/07/2004 Kaleesuwari Refinery Private Ltd goes for a third deodoriser (India)
The company Kaleesuwari Refinery Private Ltd reports having acquired a new De Smet
Deodoriser. This will be the third De Smet deodoriser.
The installation of the new Flexifrac® fractionation of large capacity is progressing well.
19/07/2004 M. H. Oil Mills (Pvt) Ltd selects Qualistock® deodoriser
The company M.H.Oil Mills (Pvt) Ltd reports to have selected De Smet technologies for its new refining in Karachi. It includes a Sparbleach® bleaching and a Qualistock® Deodoriser.
This will be the first De Smet Qualistock® Deodoriser in operation in Pakistan.
16/07/2004 Habib Oil Mills goes for a refinery of 600 TPD (Pakistan)
The company Habib Oils Mills (PVT) Ltd. reports to have selected De Smet technologies
for their new complete 600 TPD refinery in Karachi, handling palm, soybean and sunflower oil.[Top]
11/07/2004 New fractionation and refining for Gokul Refoils Ltd (India)
The company Gokul Refoils Ltd. reports the start up of its new Flexifrac® fractionation of 300 TPD and
its new De Smet refinery of 400 TPD.
De Smet Chemfood in Bangalore is servicing the Indian subcontinent with a large team of process specialists.[Top]
10/07/2004 First 16 bar fractionation plant in India
The company Parakh Food Ltd reports the start up of its state-of-the-art De Smet Flexifrac® fractionation plant of 600 TPD.
It is the first 16 bar fractionation plant in India and produces super olein with IV 59-61
Parakh Food Ltd is very well know in India for its quality and innovative products.[Top]
09/07/2004 Yug-Rusi starts up its 4th De Smet refinery (Russia)
The company Yug-Rusi, the largest seed processor and vegetable oil producer
in Russia reports the successfull start-up and commissioning of its 4th De Smet vegetable
oil refinery of 200TPD.
08/07/2004 New extraction plant in Spain
The company MOLTURACION Y REFINO, S.A. (BUNGE GROUP) located in Bilbao (Spain) selected DE SMET as technical partner for a complete soybean flakes extraction plant of 2500 TPD.
The project includes following technologies: Reflex® Extractor, Dimax® DT, water degumming and a zero effluent system.
De Smet Spain is servicing its customers in the extraction and refining field since decades with a dedicated team of process specialists.[Top]
07/07/2004 Award for Kamal Solvent Extraction Pvt.Ltd. (India)
"The Solvent Extractors association of India" (Premier association of vegetable industry and trade in India) has given the award for the best refined rice bran oil available on the Indian market to the company "Kamal Solvent Extraction Pvt. Ltd."
Kamal Solvent Extraction Pvt. Ltd. is using a complete state-of-the-art DE SMET physical refining facility, including the latest DE SMET technologies.[Top]
02/07/2004 Küçükbay Yag acquires a Qualistock Deodoriser (Turkey)
The company Küçükbay Yag Ltd selected the De Smet Qualistock deodoriser for their new
deodorising project for Izmir (Turkey).
Küçükbay Yag is a well known company in Turkey marketing refined sunflower, olive,
corn, hazelnut and soybean oil under the brandname « Orkide », known for its quality.[Top]
01/07/2004 Emek Yag installs a Sublimax Ice Condensing unit (Turkey)
The company Emek Yag reports to have selected the De Smet Sublimax Ice Condensing system for its existing refinery located in Bursa (Turkey).
Emek Yag is market leader in high quality refined oil in the Bursa region, and is very committed to the protection of the environment, the plant being surrounded by a residential area at the outskirts of Bursa.[Top]
29/06/2004 ADM do Brasil Ltda increases extraction capacity
The company ADM do Brasil Ltda reports the capacity increase of its De Smet extraction plant
located in the city of Uberlandia (Minas Gerais State).
The mechanical erection will be done in 2 weeks.
De Smet serves ADM worldwide through its network of 15 subsidiaries on 4 continents.[Top]
21/06/2004 Marsa Kraft General Foods Sabanci Gida
Additional Multistock® Deodorising in Turkey
Marsa Kraft General Foods Sabanci Gida reports the investment in an additional De Smet Multistock® deodoriser of large capacity for their state-of-the art refinery in Adana.
This is the 4th De Smet deodoriser installed in the Adanas plant.
Marsa Kraft General Foods Sabanci Gida is a leading company in Turkey in the oils & fats field.[Top]
20/06/2004 Complete 4.000 TPD soybean crushing plant for China
The company Guangzhou Green Oil Industrial Co.,Ltd reports to have selected De Smet as technical partner for their new 4.000 TPD soybean crushing plant located in Guangzhou city (Guangdong province, China).
The supply of technologies includes bean drying, complete preparation plant including dehulling, and a complete extraction plant.
Guangzhou Green Oil Industrial Co.,Ltd is part of Guangdong Dongling (Holding)Co.,Ltd.[Top]
15/06/2004 New 500 TPD refinery for Proteinas y Oleicos (Mexico)
"Proteinas y Oleicos S.A. de C.V. in Celeya, Mexico has installed the latest De Smet technologies in their new 500 ton per day oil refinery. These technologies include ultra-shear acid pretreament, low-temperature long-mix caustic refining, independent silica purification, packed-bed, lead-trim bleaching, and the versatile De Smet Multistock deodorizer.
This fully automated new plant was put into operation at the beginning of the year and came on-line very quickly, producing top quality oil. The new De Smet technologies allow the plant to operate with outstanding yields and minimum consumptions. The plant also operates without a water-wash centrifuge, making it environmentally friendly. The project was a joint collaboration between the De Smet offices in Atlanta, Mexico City and Madrid."[Top]
10/06/2004 "Creativ Company" invest in complete new refinery (Ukraine)
The company "Creativ Company" , located in Kirovograd (Ukraine) reports to have selected De Smet as technical partner for their new state-of-the art refinery.
The refinery project includes : chemical neutralizing, Sparbleach bleaching, Wintrend winterizing
and Multistock deodorising.[Top]
07/06/2004 Thai Ruam Jai Vegetable Oil invests in a 2nd De Smet extraction plant (Thailand)
The company Thai Ruam Jai Vegetable Oil Co Ltd, presently operating the largest rice bran extraction in the world, has decided to invest in a second De Smet LM Extraction Plant for Thailand.
The owner, Mr Prasop Santiwattana says: "With this new plant, RUAMJAI will have a total installed capacity of 800 t/d and added to our other existing plants, will give a total of around 1000 t/d rice bran extraction."
02/06/2004 Middle East Factories (Akhras & Hayek) set up a new soybean oil factory in Syria.
The company « Middle East Factories (Akhras & Hayek) » has selected De Smet as technical partner
for the implementation of a green field soybean processing plant of 1.000 TPD in the new industrial area
of Homs (Syria).
The project consists in a complete dehulling , preparation, solvent extraction followed by
an integrated refinery with a Qualistock® Deodoriser of 200 TPD.
28/05/2004 Oao Kirvogradoliya (Ukraine) invests in new extraction plant.
The company Oao Kirvogradoliya reports to have
selected the De Smet technologies for the implementation
of their new extraction plant of 1.300 TPD
sunflower seeds in Kirvograd (Ukraine).
26/05/2004 Poltavsky Extraction Plant (Ukraine) invests in a new extraction plant
The company Poltavsky Extraction Plant reports to have selected the De Smet technologies for their new extraction plant of 1.300 TPD sunflower seed in Poltava (Ukraine).
Poltavsky Extraction Plant is part of the Kernel Group.
De Smet has a dedicated team of process specialists, with an impressive track record,active in Russia and Ukraine since 1995. [Top]
24/05/2004 EAI (Eastern Agro Investment ) invest in a crushing facility in Ukraine
The company EAI (Eastern Agro Investment) has selected the De Smet technologies for the implementation of the new extraction facility of 2.000 TPD soybean and sunflower seed in Illitchevsk (Ukraine).[Top]
23/05/2004 Start-up of large capacity Qualistock® at T.T.E.T. Union Corporation (Taiwan).
The company TTET Union Corporation (Taiwan) reports the start-up of a new large capacity Qualistock® deodoriser in Tainan.
TTET is currently one of the largest soybean crushers in Asia and holds efficient distribution network in the domestic food processing and feed industries.
TTET is presently crushing 4.700 MT/day and refining 1.000 MT/day of soybean oil.
TTET strives to respond to customers' quality needs and takes pride in making such product goals a reality. It has earned significant recognition for efforts in quality, evidenced by having been honored by the government of Taiwan with the "Food GMP" in 1991, "ISO-9002" in 1997, "ISO-14001" and "OHSAS 18001" in 2001 and ISO-9001 (version 2000) in 2002.[Top]
19/05/2004 Start-up Qualistock® in China.
The company Zhangjiagang President Nisshin Food Co.,LTD
reports the start-up of their new Qualistock® deodorising in Jiangsu (China).
12/05/2004 Start-up of Qualistock® Deodoriser at Soya Mills S.A. (Greece)
The company Soya Mills S.A. located in Greece reports the start-up of their new
Qualistock® deodoriser in Kalamaki Korinthos.
Soya Mills S.A. is a well known company in the Greek industry chain, that rank it among the leading food companies of Greece. Soya Mills S.A . supplies both Greek and foreign markets with soybean oil, corn oil and sun oil in bulk or bottles.
Soya Mills S.A. distributes also their own well know « to Lampero » brand.
05/05/2004 Start-up of Qualistock® deodoriser at JSC Efko (Russia).
The company JSC Efko located at Alekseevka (Russia)
reports the start-up of their new Qualistock® deodoriser.
This is the third De Smet deodoriser acquired by JSC Efko.
The technical staff of JSC Efko praises the new Qualistock®
concept, as it was erected in 2 weeks and
fully commissioned in 3 days.
JSC Efko is a well known company in Russia, marketing high quality products.
28/04/2004 Second extraction plant for Owensboro Grain (USA)
The company Owensboro Grain Co, located in Owensboro,
Ky (USA) reports the investment in a second De Smet Reflex® Model 300
extraction plant, after the smooth start-up of the first one.
22/04/2004 Thai Ruam Jai Vegetable Oil Co Ltd
22/04/2004 obtains HACCP and GMP certificate
Thai Ruam Jai Vegetable Oil Co Ltd obtained the HACCP and MGP certificate for their rice bran extraction plant in Thailand.
Thai Ruam Jai Vegetable Oil s extraction plant is the largest rice bran extraction in the world. [Top]
18/04/2004 Large capacity refinery for Kuok Oils & Grains in Rotterdam
The malaysian vegetable oil producer Kuok Oils & Grains (KOG) selected De Smet technologies for building a new refinery and fractionation plant of large capacity in the port of Rotterdam(NL).
It includes the latest technologies as Sparbleach Bleaching, Qualistock Deodorising, Sublimax Ice Condensing, and Flexifrac Fractionation.
Kuok Oils & Grains is part of the Kuok Group, a major player in the vegetable oil field in Malaysia, with 7 refineries processing 10.000 tons/day. Furthermore, Kuok Oils & Grains has plants in China, Vietnam and Bangladesh. The new plant in Rotterdam is the first one in Europe. [Top]
15/04/2004 Appointment of Jim Willits as new Vice President of Sales & Marketing of DSP&T (USA)
Jim Willits has been appointed as our new Vice President of Sales & Marketing of DSP&T (USA), taking over for Jim Davie who will retire in September.
Jim Willits comes to DSP&T with 14 years of experience working for Central Soya, managing both refining and crushing plants. He also has 10 years experience with ACH Foods managing a refinery and fat modification plant. Most recently, Jim has worked for Alfa Laval managing their North American sales effort for the vegetable oil industry.
Jim Willits can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org [Top]
14/04/2004 Largest crushing plant (4.000 TPD) in Asia goes on stream.
AlGhurair Foods reports the industrial operation of their new crushing facility of 4.000 TPD soybean « Dubai Oil Mills » at the port of Jebel Ali, Dubai (UAE).
AlGhurair Foods is a major player in the Gulf and in the Middle East.
Mr.Essa Abdullah Al Ghurair, Chairman of the conglomerate says : This is the accomplishment of a very challenging and ambitious project in this part of the world, wherein we use the port of Jebel Ali as our hub to cover the whole Middle East.
He adds : We have in our hands all the tools to succeed ; our own panamax fleet for the most economical transport of the soybean from North and South America, our own impressive storage facility of 300.000 Tons in Jebel Ali, and the state-of-the-art processing technologies for the production of the highest quality end products at the lowest possible production cost.
As technical partner of AlGhurair Foods, De Smet mobilised substantial technical resources during two years to build this green field project in a partnership spirit.[Top]
29/03/2004 Martek Biosciences invest in De Smet R&D Pilot Plants
Martek Biosciences of Winchester, KY, USA has purchased pilot scale neutralising, bleaching, fractionation and deodorising systems from De Smet for their new R&D centre.
The intention is to mimic all the unit processes in their two full scale PUFA oil refineries. [Top]
28/03/2004 Start-up of Industrial complex in Ukraine
The Closed JSC Zaporozhye Oil-Fat Company reports the successful commissioning of its new De Smet vegetable oils & fats industrial complex.
The factory is fully automated and comprises all the De Smet processes including degumming, lecithin drying, neutralising, soapstock splitting , Hydrotherm® hydrogenation, Interchem® interesterification, Sparbleach® bleaching and Multistock® deodorising. [Top]
25/03/2004 Acalmar Oils & Fats Ltd : New refinery of 400 TPD operational
The company Acalmar Oils & Fats Limited reports the start-up of their new refinery of 400 TPD in Haldia (India).
The refinery is fitted with the new Qualistock® deodoriser.
Acalmar Oils & Fats is a leading company in India, part of the international Wilmar Group. [Top]
15/03/2004 4 Large capacity refineries for De Smet
An American multi-national has selected De Smet technologies for 4 complete refineries of large capacity.
The first one will be located in North America, the second and third one will be installed in Europe and the fourth one in South East Asia,
The 4 refineries are including the latest technological developments of De Smet.[Top]
15/02/2004 Molinos Rio de la Plata : Largest soya crushing plant in the world
The company Molinos Rio de la Plata (Argentina) reports to have selected DE SMET extraction technologies for their new crushing plant in San Lorenzo with a daily capacity of 12.000 Tons.
This will become the largest soybean crushing plant in the world.[Top]
10/02/2004 Large new refinery in Russia
The company « Russkaya Balakeya » reports the selection of De Smet refining technologies for the implementation of their new sunflower refinery of 400 TPD.
« Russkaya Balakeya » is one of the leading companies in Russia for bottled oil, and are very quality minded.
After a carefull in-depth study of all different technologies on the market, they selected De Smet technologies as being the best-in-class in terms of quality and reliability.
De Smet operates in Russia from the Moscow office, with a complete team of highly qualified vegetable oil specialists.[Top]
30/01/2004 Large 6.000 TPD soybean extraction for Dreyfus in Argentina
The company « Saceif Louis Dreyfus y Cia LTDA » reports the selection of De Smet extraction technologies for the implementation of their new 6.000 TPD soybean crushing plant.
30/01/2004 Large vegetable oil & fats complex in South Korea
The company « Lotte Samkang » reports the selection of De Smet refining technologies for the implementation of their new vegetable oil & fat complex.
The complete project comprises 4 complete refining lines including all latest technological developments of De Smet : Sparbleach bleaching, Multistock deodorising, Hydrotherm hydrogenation, Interchem interesterification, Sublimax ice condensing for the 4 lines and the complete automation of the whole factory.
For product development, pilot plants for interesterification, deodorising and fractionation will be foreseen.
Lotte Samkang is the leading vegetable oil & fat company in South Korea. [Top]
30/01/2004 De Smet : New majority partner
Our Belgian family owned engineering group De Smet has reached a agreement with an international private investor who will participate as a majority partner in the capital of De Smet Technologies & Services and its subsidiaries, covering the group's activities in the oils & fats sector.
This investor already has interests in the agro-industry, amongst which in a certain number of U.S. companies active in the construction of machines for this industry.
De Smet Technologies & Services, founded in 1946, is the world leader in the field of engineering and delivery of installations and equipment for the edible oils and fats industry - from the processing of the seeds up to oils and fats refining and modification. The company has sales and engineering offices in 15 countries, has sold 4700 installations in 148 countries worldwide and employs 370 persons. In 2002 it realised a consolidated turnover of 113 million euro.
This new partnership will strengthen the financial structure of De Smet Technologies & Services and will support its further development as a stand-alone company, Belgian based and with the existing management team. Begin 2004, its order book is well filled.
Mr. Jean-Marie Gille will remain chairman of the Board of Directors.
De Smet Group was assisted in this transaction by Bank Degroof. [Top]
15/01/2004 Unimills select De Smet Fractionation
Unimills, now part of the Golden Hope Group, have selected the De Smet
Flexifrac Fractionation technology for the implementation of their new
facility in the Netherlands. [Top]