Impressive presentation of the new flour storage and separation plant (MT plant)

What a milestone

The new flour storage and separation plant is a milestone in the company’s 160-year history and symbol of it’s commitment to the location. A great deal of recognition was expressed for this at the official presentation on Thursday, 21 June 2018.

The new flour storage and separation plant is a milestone in Crespel & Deiters’ corporate history.
Crespel & Deiters: MT plant officially presented.

Gustav Deiters, managing partner of C&D, looked at the milestone represented by the MT plant and said that the company founders of 1858 could never have dreamt “that their foundations would develop in such a manner”. Today C&D is active in many countries and on almost all continents. Nevertheless, the “central hub” of the Group still remains the wheat starch factory on Groner Allee. A great deal has happened here in past years. The company overcame a structural crisis after 130 years of company history by standing up for itself. Things improved steadily, following a strategic reorientation that started in 1990. This also applies to the personnel figures. In 2017, C&D had 237 employees at the Ibbenbüren site alone, and almost 300 in the Group. “And the upward trend is continuing,” says Deiters.

Gustav Deiters, managing partner of Crespel & Deiters.

With the new MT plant, the necessary capacity expansion is achieved, in addition to the unbundling of the entire manufacturing process. With this investment, the home location will be ready for the future, Deiters explained. The managing partner said that this would allow the company to satisfy its responsibility, both as an employer and taxpayer. Deiters continues: “And we are dedicated to this industry and its industrial value creation.” This is the basis of prosperity in Germany. “We want to develop the location further and offer many young people training and further education opportunities.” And, regarding the motivation for this “mega-investment”, (Deiters) he said: “It’s about our future and about future generations, not only at C&D, but throughout the region, in Germany and in Europe.” Deiters thanked employees, shareholders and all those involved in the project for their commitment.

The mayor, Dr Marc Schrameyer, spoke of “the highest respect” and “high regard” for this business decision. And it is also a sign of commitment to the region. “I am proud and grateful to have such a company in Ibbenbüren.” Schrameyer spoke of a great symbol in times of structural change.

Anja Karliczek, local Federal Minister of Education and Research, spoke about seeing constant change as an opportunity. C&D, with its 160-year corporate history, is a very good example of this: “Courage and foresight have been a key component of C&D for 160 years.” The company is a “top employer in medium-sized businesses,” which deserves the highest recognition.

Before the tours began, Dr Michael Christoph, authorised signatory and Head of Production and Technology, briefly introduced the new MT system. Christoph’s summary: “It’s team spirit that drives us forward. And the entrepreneurial foresight and loyalty of our customers.” He also thanked all the companies involved in the plant’s construction.

During the highlight of Crespel & Deiters’ anniversary year, all involved parties were delighted to celebrate the official presentation of the new flour storage and separation plant (from left) together: Dr. Michael Christoph, authorised signatory and head of production and technology at C&D, Anja Karliczek, Federal Minister of Education and Research, Gustav Deiters, managing partner of C&D and Mayor, Dr Marc Schrameyer.

The new MT system

C&D says the following about the new MT plant: “With it, Crespel & Deiters once again significantly optimises all process steps in production. The raw materials warehouse was restructured and significantly expanded. The new dispatch silos are used for storing and loading of, e.g. special adhesives, wheat proteins and wheat starches, and they are connected to existing production plants via pipelines.

The new three-phase decanter uses centrifugal force to separate the flour into three different product streams with greater efficiency than before. Here, a maximum acceleration factor of 3000 G is used, i.e. the drum rotates 2650 times/minute, 44 times/second. The systematic, precise separation of the wheat flour in different process stages, as well as the well-conceived storage and logistics of the raw materials make the new MT plant a true efficiency miracle. By unbundling the site, the company has created capacity reserves and new production potential for the future.”

Figures on the MT plant: Building: 189 pile foundations by September 2016, concrete 7,497 m³, reinforced steel 1,612 t, weight in operation: 38,000 t (almost four times heavier than the Eiffel Tower); equipment: 3,200 m² new paving on the south side, 77.3 km of cable laid, 730 fittings and measuring instruments, 470 system components such as: apparatus, pumps, heat exchangers, containers, filters, fans, screws, discharge floors; 212 tons of production platforms with 820 m² stainless steel chequer plate coating; 4,350 metres of pipelines; 280 m of pipe bridges. (Source: Crespel & Deiters)

Verbatim:

“Simply assume that we never tire.”
Gustav Deiters looked into the future from the vantag point of the milestone MT plant

“Dr. Christoph, your plant.”
Gustav Deiters passed on to the authorised signatory and Head of Production and Technology, who went on to present the technical details

“An exemplary company history.”
Minister Anja Karliczek

“Innovative companies need many smart people.”
Anja Karliczek

Text: Claus Kossag, ivz
Photos: Crespel & Deiters GmbH & Co. KG/Dirk Egelkamp

Wheat and wood – a perfect bind.

Article in the special edition “Pellets Special 4/2018” of the magazine Bioenegy International on the use of C&D starch products as a binding agent for pelleting and the relevant customer benefit,  e.g. help to increase the profitability, sustainability and efficiency of our customers’ products and production.

Read article here

160 Years of Crespel & Deiters

Crespel & Deiters is celebrating its 160th company anniversary this year.

Crespel & Deiters has been working consistently and sustainably with the universal natural product of wheat since 1858. Everything we do comes from our knowledge of its diverse range of possible uses.

As a family-owned company, we develop innovative products from wheat for our customers, with vision, technical expertise and knowledge.

Today Crespel & Deiters is an internationally-active, owner-managed corporate group.

Learn more about our long and eventful corporate  history.

Starch-based ingredients made easy

Starch in all of its forms and facets is a versatile raw material with different functions and utilisation types.

Thanks to its versatility, starch is, e.g. used comprehensively by food producers. However, especially due to the large range of possible uses, consumers would like to gain a better understanding as to where starch-based ingredients come from, and what they are used for in food production.

Starch Europe, as an stakeholder of the European starch producer, is aware of this challenge and feels responsible for providing fact-based information on starch-based ingredients. This is done with the purpose of strengthening the faith in the food consumed by us.

Which is why Starch Europe has established a new Q&A platform at www.starchinfood.eu . This platform invites interested parties to find out more about starch-based ingredients. It includes starch and starch-based ingredients such as glucose syrup, glucose-fructose syrup and maltodextrin in foods.

The Crespel & Deiters Group is a member of Starch Europe and has developed wheat-based starches for the food and non-food sector for more than 150 years.

In the Crespel & Deiters Group, Loryma Ingredients GmbH is the point of contact for the global food industry.

We develop modern food concepts or also partial solutions and are the specialist for refined, functional ingredients that focus strongly on wheat-based starch products.

We are happy to answer your questions regarding your special food-technological application and the functional effect of native or modified starches.

Please simply click on our contact form and send us a message.

We are looking forward to your questions

Energy-efficient networks by the federal government and the German economy 

As a part of the Climate Protection Action Plan 2020 (Aktionsprogramm Klimaschutz 2020) and the National Action Plan Energy Efficiency (Nationalen Aktionsplan Energieeffizienz) (NAPE), which are under the auspices of the Federal Ministries for Economic Affairs (BMWi) and the Environment (BMUB), 500 energy-efficiency networks are to have been established by 2020. The purpose is to attain the climate and energy-political goals of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Meanwhile, 21 associations and organisations are participating as well as the two federal ministries.

Regional companies are called upon to organise themselves in networks and to hold regular workshops on the general energy topics within the coming three years.

These topics can be legal, technical and/or organisational in nature, and a specialist technical lecture is organised for this purpose. The network participants take turns at extending an invitation to host the event at their site. Thereby, when taking a tour through the company premises, they can demonstrate their energy-specific themes.

Crespel & Deiters participates in the REGINEE energy-efficiency network.

The REGINEE regional energy efficiency initiative was initiated by the Osnabrück – Emsland – Grafschaft Bentheim Chamber of Industry and Commerce in cooperation with the Federal Association of Energy Consumers (VEA) in Hanover.

Here, the VEA association organises the visit of an energy manager to each company, who then takes a vendor-independent look at the situation on site. Together with the representatives of the company, concrete saving goals are elaborated and set down in writing as mandatory targets that are to be addressed in the near future. The objective of Crespel & Deiters was to save 11,845,895 kWh.

On 12.6.2017, C&D participated in the network meeting for the eighth time. All participants unanimously confirmed that they find the meetings useful. This is because they help in presenting the flood of energy-statutory regulations in a manner that is more or less understandable. What is more, with the help of the company tours, it is possible to gain a deeper insight into production and energy systems in other industries. The initiative’s success is monitored and verified annually by the federal government.

The topic of sustainability is very important for Crespel & Deiters, and it has been certified in accordance with the ISO 14001 50001 standard. What is more, the company was distinguished with the first place in Dortmund by the Environmental Minister of NRW, Johannes Remmel on the 29th of June 2016, where it was presented the EnergieInnovationsPreis.NRW (EIP.NRW) (Energy Innovation Prize).

With its new prize, EnergieAgentur.NRW would like to distinguish companies who can present successfully-implemented innovative projects in the field of energy management systems.

For more information, please visit:

http://www.effizienznetzwerke.org/

http://www.energieagentur.nrw/energieeffizienz/eipnrw

150 years of history and histories: More about Crespel & Deiters’ history

Whoever has been on the market as long as Crespel & Deiters, has developed as many innovations, and is so inseparably connected to the history of Ibbenbüren and Germany, has plenty to say. From the founding of the company in 1858, to revolutionary product developments like Weizenin or Pudinga, and right up to the current topics of today, Crespel & Deiters has packed its corporate history onto many different stories. Everyone talks about important events. And it’s also always about the people of Crespel & Deiters and global events. A lot has happened and everything is worth talking about. Because, after all, life tells the best stories …  >>to the stories of Crespel & Deiters

The first segment of the large-scale expansion at Crespel & Deiters 

Within merely a few days, the new construction at Crespel & Deiters has grown impressively. Following the pillar foundation and the erection of the 15 metre high ground floor, which had commenced in autumn 2016, we started with further milestone segments for the first construction segment of the so-called MT facility (flour storage/separation plant) during the night of 22 May 2017. Day by day, using a so-called slip-form construction procedure, the building grew to a height of 49 metres. It was completed within nine days.

A new multi-purpose building is emerging to the west of the existing company complex . This will consist of a raw materials warehouse, loading bridges and the centrepiece of a wheat starch factory, a three-stage separation by means of decanter centrifuges.

As explained by Dr Michael Christoph, Head of Production & Technology and Norbert Gerdes, Technical Head at C&D, during an on-site construction inspection, the new building grew about 15 centimetres per hour in a so-called slip-form construction method. The construction site of the Ibbenbüren-based company Börgel is operating 24-hours a day. For the slip-form construction, Börgel involved the special construction company Bitschnau from Austria.

In the first construction stage, the new construction “accommodates”, among others, eight silo cells. These are made of concrete, as Norbert Gerdes explained. This is a tried-and-tested procedure, and the silos are more durable than aluminium silos. However, the challenge is to get the walls of the silos “egg shell smooth” to the product side, already during construction.

The tasks to be completed with a new construction are definitely highly challenging, Dr Michael Christoph and Norbert Gerdes agree. There is a great team on site, and all involved companies are highly motivated and in a very good mood, despite the challenges to be mastered.

The new storage/separation facility is unique worldwide in this combination. A one-of-a-kind facility, where many years of experience and state-of-the-art technical possibilities are united.

This is also something exceptional for the Ibbenbüren-based construction company Börgel: “A highly interesting project and a technical challenge,” says Matthias Guhe, construction manager at Börgel. First and foremost, this refers to the continual sliding and concrete pouring from the level 15 metres up to a height of 49 metres. Here, a 24-hour a day construction site has many special requirements that have to be satisfied. Reinhard Westkamp, overseer at Börgel, is also happy to be involved in this sophisticated project. With slip-form construction, about 1200 cubic metres of concrete and 220 tons of steel are used as reinforcing material during the first construction phase.

Here, at a height of 65 metres, the crane and its crew in the driver’s cabin, play a central role. The stair tower has also grown with the construction day by day. During the construction site inspection, Reinhard Westkamp referred to 205 stairs. Ten to 15 times a day, he heads up and down. The second construction stage for the MT facility is set to commence on the 5th of July. During this stage, twelve loading silos are erected. Then, using the slip-form construction method, another 1200 cubic metres of concrete and 160 tons of steel are sheeted.

Text: Claus Kossag/ivz-aktuell

Pics: Crespel & Deiters

Sod-turning ceremony at Crespel & Deiters

On 18 October 2016, Crespel & Deiters set its course for the future with a symbolic sod-turning ceremony. To the west of the company’s current complex, a new combined building is under construction that will comprise raw materials storage, loading bridges and the heart of a wheat starch factory – three-phase separation using decanter centrifuges.  At 49.5 metres, it will become the company’s tallest building.

spatenstich

“This marks a strategic further development of the company and the site,” so Gustav Deiters, says Gustav Deiters, managing partner of Crespel & Deiters

During the reception Antje Marten, spokesperson for the partners of Crespel & Deiters, spoke of a “very special day”. This was true for the shareholders, the employees and also for the town of Ibbenbüren.

The managing partner Gustav Deiters referred to it as the biggest investment in C&D’s 158-year corporate history. He thanked the city council for their support with the planning, and of course also thanked the C&D management team for handling the work.

Dr Michael Christoph, authorised representative and head of Production and Technology at C&D, presented the new project and the new flour storage/separation facility. He said that the new technology is significantly more efficient and that the plant in the planned combination is unique globally. Truck access has also been much improved. A new road connects the new building on the ‘green meadow’ directly to the roundabout on the Gustav-Deiters-Strasse. Gustav Deiters called the new storage/separation facility ‘unique’ and that it brought together many years of experience and the latest technical possibilities.

pfahlgruendungen

The storage/separation facility is globally unique in this combination

Thomas Hafer, authorised representative and project leader of the engineering consortium igk Krabbe of Osnabrück, explained that a new build such as this required meticulous planning. And: “The building is simply heavy, very heavy.” It is built on 192 pile foundations, for example, which are connected with reinforced concrete cross-beams. Hafer pointed out that when in operation, the new building would weight 38,000 tonnes. By comparison: The Eiffel Tower weighs 10,100 tonnes. Hafer: Statistically alone, it was an exciting project.”

Construction was completed by Börgel of Ibbenbüren. The Mayor of Ibbenbüren, Dr Marc Schrameyer, also attended the ceremonial sod-turning. He was delighted with “the company’s clear commitment to the town of Ibbenbüren”.

mc-mit-buergermeister

Dr Michael Christoph. Head of Production and Technology at C&D talking to the mayor of Ibbenbüren, Dr Marc Schrameyer

Text/photo: ivz-aktuell/Claus Kossag

First EnergieInnovationsPreis.NRW – top award goes to Crespel & Deiters

Crespel & Deiters GmbH & Co. KG was awarded  the first EnergieInnovationsPreis.NRW (EIP.NRW) by the sponsor, environment minister Johannes Remmel, on 29 June 2016 in Dortmund. The EnergieAgentur.NRW intends this new award to recognise companies that can demonstrate successful, innovative projects in the field of energy management systems.

“Crespel & Deiters’ submission demonstrated that an energy management system yields successes for climate protection and makes economic sense. Furthermore, the tool embodied throughout the entire organisation. 200 employees are trained annually on the subject of energy,” praised Johannes Remmel, Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Agriculture, Conservation and Consumer Protection of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.

erster-energieinnovationspreisnrw-verliehen_web-1024x683

from left t right: Mr Schreiber, Dortmund Chamber of Commerce general manager, Mr Hense, Dr Christoph, environment minister Remmel, Mr Schneider, Energy Efficiency Agency Duisburg

Crespel & Deiters has not just begun to place great emphasis on energy management since its certification to ISO 50001. Obtaining starch is an energy-intensive process and so our operations have included systematic energy management for many years. The structure of Crespel & Deiters’ concept impressed by showing that an integrated view and evaluation of energy use results in long-term resource optimisation. Recording relevant users of energy in the production process makes potential savings apparent. For example, it was possible to accurately calculate and document the energy savings achieved by overhauling the two high capacity water boilers. But laying the cornerstone more than 20 years ago by meeting production power and heating requirements through combined heat and power (CHP) won great recognition.

Crespel & Deiters has not just begun to place great emphasis on energy management since its certification to ISO 50001. Obtaining starch is an energy-intensive process and so our operations have included systematic energy management for many years. The structure of Crespel & Deiters’ concept impressed by showing that an integrated view and evaluation of energy use results in long-term resource optimisation. Recording relevant users of energy in the production process makes potential savings apparent. For example, it was possible to accurately calculate and document the energy savings achieved by overhauling the two high capacity water boilers. But laying the cornerstone more than 20 years ago by meeting production power and heating requirements through combined heat and power (CHP) won great recognition.

For further information, visit: http://www.energieagentur.nrw/energieeffizienz/eipnrw