Having successfully collaborated since 2007, the two entities formed a joint venture in 2014 and, at the beginning of 2020, Crespel & Deiters acquired a 100% shareholding of ECP. From now on, the distribution of the extrudates produced by ECP — derived from wheat, maize, rice, milk protein and quinoa — will be transferred to Loryma’s portfolio. Loryma is the food specialist within the Crespel & Deiters Group and develops innovative concepts that optimise meat and meat alternatives, baked goods, confectionery and convenience products. The team in Helmond will focus on further development and production in the future.
At the same time, ECP will establish a new production line and significantly increase its capacity to meet industry demand for a wide range of extrudates with different shapes and properties. In the newly created extrusion technology centre, customised solutions will also be developed, which can initially be tested on a small-scale laboratory extruder prior to scale-up, saving time and money.