An important milestone in the major project "New Construction of Spraying Tower" has now been successfully completed. The new tower - 20 metres long and weighing 30 tonnes - was lifted over the existing buildings to bring it to its place of use.
For almost 60 years, BEWITAL agri
has been developing innovative special feeds for livestock that are both healthy, efficient and sustainable. In production, the company relies on state-of-the-art spraying, mixing and encapsulation technologies, in the further development of which it invests continuously. With the latest 6 million euro investment in a new fat spraying tower, BEWITAL agri is pushing ahead with innovation. In the future, production will be state-of-the-art and, in addition to the expanded capacity and improved energy efficiency, will above all allow even more flexibility with regard to raw materials and mixtures.
The production of energy feeds from vegetable fats has a long tradition in Südlohn-Oeding. As early as 1985, BEWITAL agri invested in the development of a special spray freezing process to make various vegetable oils usable for animals. The resulting fine crystalline fat powders are highly digestible and can be optimally stored and processed due to their high pourability.
To this day, the spraying of fats is one of the company's most important activities. In order to be able to continue producing these special feeds according to state-of-the-art technology and for an even wider range of applications, the company relies on a new spraying tower. This has now been successfully installed. This summer it will be put into operation for the production of high-energy concentrates for cattle, pig, poultry and fish feeding and will replace the previous one.
Know-how in spray technology
In addition to its own products for the efficient supply of energy to livestock, the company also produces customised solutions to customer specifications. When realising individual concepts, the worldwide customer base can rely on both the manufacturer's decades of know-how with special technologies and raw materials and the scientific advice provided by BEWITAL agri's own research and product development department.
"The investment in a new spray tower is an important milestone for the growth of our company. Our many years of experience in this field as well as the latest customer requirements have been incorporated into the project planning. Furthermore, it was important for us to take sustainability aspects into account. Therefore, only environmentally friendly coolants are used in production. With the new tower, we are setting ourselves up for the future in the long term," emphasises Jürgen Petershagen, Managing Director at BEWITAL agri.
The new tower opens up new possibilities for the feed producer:
- "State of the Art" production
- Expansion of capacity
- Increased flexibility (e.g. with regard to a greater use of European raw materials)
- Significantly improved energy efficiency (e.g. through the use of new refrigeration technology)
- Optimal end product depending on the application and customer requirements (e.g. fine, but also coarse structures are possible).