Outsourcing services from a single provider


SternMaid (Stand 6F29) presents flexible solutions for processing and filling products in powder form at FiE

At FiE in Paris, SternMaid will demonstrate various manufacturing processes. From the optional purchase of raw materials, through blending and processing, co-packing and warehousing to the delivery of goods, the contract manufacturer offers an entire service chain from one source.

With its comprehensive range of plant and machinery, the company is well equipped to produce powdered foods, food supplements and ingredients, and package them as the customer wishes.

With fluid bed technology, SternMaid can specifically influence the particle structure of products and, as a result, their potential for applications. It extends the services offered by the company to include gentle drying, spray granulation, agglomeration, instantisation and coating.

The products that emerge from a fluid bed dryer dissolve and disperse much better in liquids than spray-dried powders, which makes the goods easier to handle, because the particles have better flow properties and are practically dust-free.

SternMaid has also commissioned another fully automated can filling line that greatly increases the plant’s capacity. The equipment enables the contract manufacturer to handle up to 90 composite (wound), tin or plastic containers per minute. The line is designed to fill food supplements and granulated, extruded or powdered foods. In addition, a further automated blending line with an annual capacity of around 10,000 tonnes will come into service early in 2016.

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Mark Riemer, Commercial Director of SternMaid, said: ‘For contract manufacturing, you need specialists that can offer an all-round service. Our customers realise that well-considered outsourcing can reduce the workload on their own company and release capacity. In principle, we clear the way for their core activities, such as research, development and marketing. Customers can either take advantage of the whole service package or choose individual modules, depending on their requirements.’