Resource-conserving food production technology

Identifying future challenges and developing trend-setting solutions with visionary technology – this is what we understand sustainability-compliant innovation to be.

For Handtmann as a family company, using resources carefully and economically is a key factor in our pursuit of economic success. We achieve this, for example, with our modular, energy-efficient and extremely durable system platforms that facilitate sustainable and environmentally-friendly food production. At the same time, we put our trust in visionary technologies which provide successful support for the changes in the market and the associated challenges. Our developments are aimed at producing excellent quality products which provide added value in terms of both economic efficiency and sustainability. Thanks to our global setup, we are able to pass on sustainable technology throughout the world. We are thus also pioneers and companions for our international partners for the implementation of sustainable food production.

Examples of resource-conserving Handtmann technology

Alginate casing instead of animal casing

ConPro technology

As the inventor of ConPro technology, the responsible use of resources across the entire value chain is one of our top priorities. Handtmann ConPro technology makes it possible to replace natural casings from animals with a purely vegetable alginate casing for the production of sausage products and other Foods.

As an inventor and pioneering company, Handtmann Maschinenfabrik has been intensively involved with all aspects of this technology in this area for more than a decade. Today, the innovative, patented Handtmann Maschinenfabrik technology enables producers to exploit the enormous potential of alginate technology to the full, in the area of sustainable product development in particular, such as faux meat products or vegetarian and vegan foods.

Dr. Michael Betz, contact person for technology and process-related issues at Handtmann Maschinenfabrik

Energy-efficient servo technology

Vacuum filling and portioning technology

Handtmann meets the enormous consumption of energy in the food processing industry with significant investments in the development of sustainable technology. The latest example for low energy consumption is the VF 800 vacuum filler series. The filling machine's drives are designed and certified in accordance with energy efficiency criteria (TÜV-SÜD-EME standard). Handtmann vacuum filling machines employ highly energy-efficient servo axes. They consist of a servo inverter and a servo motor. The use of synchronous motors brings additional advantages in terms of energy efficiency and a compact design, so that the servo axes achieve an overall efficiency of more than 90 %.



Energy consumption of a vacuum filling machine:

  • Average power consumption: 12 kW
  • Operating hours: 4,000 h/year
  • Energy savings: approx. 15 %
  • Energy savings in kWh/year: 4,000 x 12 x 0.15 = 7,200 kWh
  • CO2 savings: approx. 4,000 kg/year

As the driving force behind innovations and a market leader for portioning technology, we feel it is definitely our responsibility to give sustainability high priority for our developments. In addition to energy efficiency, this also includes, for example, hygienic design for reducing cleaning work, water consumption and the use of detergents.

Management Team, Technical Development

Factory re-engineering of second-hand machines

Re-engineering instead of scrapping. For the benefit of the environment

As an alternative to buying a new machine, we offer our customers factory re-engineered second-hand machines. In this way, we play our part in slowing down the depletion of raw materials, saving energy and reducing the cost on the environment and the human race. Handtmann machines are fully dismantled and reconditioned completely and professionally in a dedicated Second-hand Machine Centre. Customers throughout the world thus benefit from modern, future-proof technology in renowned Handtmann quality. Reliable, top quality standards ensure a long service life and the long-term effective performance of the machines and systems.

Occupational safety and environmental protection

Handtmann - Occupational safety and environmental protection

People, climate, culture – quality starts in our minds

We live in an intact environment and we want to ensure that it stays this way.

The Handtmann family and all the staff have long been committed to environmental protection. Even before environmental management systems were introduced, occupational safety and environmental protection requirements were an important part of corporate management at Handtmann. In this context, we take into consideration a variety of aspects along the entire value chain. The raw materials used, the consumption of resources, the product design, the product reliability and the possibilities for end-of-life recycling are analysed collectively. New findings concerning negative environmental impact are taken into account in our plans.

In terms of occupational safety, Handtmann has long since not only concentrated on pure hazard prevention and on eliminating risks to the safety of the staff. The company also focuses on preventative measures for preserving health and on working conditions in line with human rights, bearing in mind that work and the working environment are constantly changing. Occupational safety at Handtmann is therefore in a constant state of flux and adapts in line with the changed conditions. All areas, from technical and medical to social occupational safety, are an integral part of everyday life in all Handtmann companies. 

Handtmann – occupational safety as part of everyday life

Handtmann – occupational safety as part of everyday life

Handtmann – occupational safety as part of everyday life

Handtmann – occupational safety as part of everyday life

Handtmann – taking emission measurements

Handtmann – taking emission measurements

Handtmann – switching to LED lighting

Handtmann – switching to LED lighting