Private equity investor Nordian Capital has acquired a majority interest in food processing equipment manufacturer Dutch TecSource (DTS), a leading international provider of specialized machines and solutions for the food processing industry. In the potato processing industry in particular, Dutch Tecsource is well-known for their auger-type blanchers, coolers and cookers.
Dutch TecSource has over the course of more than 30 years developed a strong market position in the production of thermal food processing equipment.
With its product knowledge, engineering skills and outstanding manufacturing capabilities the company has specialized in processing equipment based on auger technology. With this capability the company has a leading position in the potato processing industry, especially with its screw blanching equipment.
In addition, Dutch TecSource has realized its successes in some other food segments, including a wide range of vegetables, soybeans, mushrooms, shrimps, cranberries & blueberries. For all these industries, Dutch TecSource develops and delivers (unique) processing techniques, sophisticated processing lines and auger technologies for internal transport.
Nordian Capital will support DTS in further expanding its market positions in the full range of food segments. DTS is delighted with this new partnership with Nordian Capital.
DTS founders Rob van Beem and Justin Wakker will remain actively involved with the company as shareholders and advisors. The current management team, consisting of Marcel van de Pol, Peter van der Stouwe and Jeroen Oostveen will partner alongside Nordian to shape the future of Dutch TecSource.
Marcel van de Pol, CEO of DTS:
“Over the last years we’ve grown the business into a wider range of segments, whilst maintaining our focus on auger technologies.”
“Now is the moment to expand that approach more internationally and to a next level.”
“With Nordian the basis is formed for further growth in new markets and segments.”