Alpine Process Technology Summit | Spices

125 years of know-how

Whether tea or chili, coriander or caraway: different feed products have different characteristics and requirements. It is crucial for high quality food applications and for designing efficient processes to take all requirements into account. Join the summit and gain deep insights in theories and practices provided by the industry’s leading experts from Hosokawa Alpine, Behn + Bates, Hosokawa Micron B.V., Nexopart and Hosokawa Solids.

Register now for the Alpine Process Technology Summit | Spices and learn how to get the most out of your spice process.

At our Alpine Process Technology Summit | Spices we will provide you with profound know-how on spice processing: from cleaning, to cutting, grinding, mixing, particle analysis, powder handling and packaging. The expert talks will go hand in hand with a practice session in our test centre where you can participate in a lab test. This will give you the knowledge you need to make your spice process efficient and get a high-quality product.

In-depth knowledge for the spice processing industry

Are you working in the spice industry? Then you will be keen on the extensive programme of our summit. Be excited for the presentations of numerous experts in the spice processing industry!

  • Get information on the technologies of the entire spice processing chain
  • Gain practical insights by attending the lab test at Hosokawa Alpine’s test centre
  • Be inspired on how to make processes more efficient

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This is what you can look forward to

Alpine Process Technology Summit | Spices: Programme

The Alpine Process Technology Summit | Spices takes place on the Hosokawa Alpine factory premises in Augsburg. The registration fee amounts to 295,00 € plus VAT/person (accommodation not included).

Please note that the number of attendees is limited. The conference will be held in English. Additionally, we would like to ask you to bring safety shoes.

Tuesday, 16 April 2024

From 9:00 a.m.

Speakers: Benedikt Kapinos, Eric Emmert

  • Which grinding technologies are generally used in food processing?
  • Objective: You will get an overview of the process technology of our core competence "grinding" and the knowledge base for spice grinding.
  • More information about Hosokawa Alpine’s food applications

Speakers: Benedikt Kapinos, Eric Emmert

  • Which technologies are specifically used in the spice and tea industries?
  • Objective: We work out the theoretical basics for the practical part on the second day.
  1. Zigzag classifiers remove light (e.g. hair, plastic, paper) and heavy impurities (e.g. stones, stems, metal parts) from your product. Depending on the product, the fraction is either used as an end product or for further processing.
  2. Spices, herbs and tea are ground with cutting mills into a uniformly fine, cleanly cut and low-dust granulate.
  3. Fine impact mills are universal spice mills as various grinding tools can be used flexibly.
  4. For oily spices, counter-rotating pin mills are state of the art for maximum performance.
  5. Cryogenic fine grinding is the optimum process technology for process stability and high fineness for oily products.

Speakers: Karl Kraus, Florian Schweiger

  • Are you already an existing customer and have questions about your installed system? Our After Sales business unit Blueserv will be happy to assist you with its decades of practical experience.
  • Objective: Find out how Blueserv can support you in the spice sector, e.g. in terms of ATEX (fire protection), spare parts, system optimisation and retrofitting
  • More information about Blueserv

Speakers: Jenny König

  • Objective: You learn what to pay attention to during sampling, sample preparation and particle size measurement in order to obtain a result that is representative and correct for the product. The analysis method must be adapted to the product and the expected target range.
  • More information about Nexopart
  1. The challenges of sampling
  2. Correct sampling
  3. Possibilities of dividing the sample
  4. Sample preparation
  5. Measuring of particle size distributions (air jet sieving machine and sieving tower)
  6. Analyses of particle size distributions: Sieving and laser diffraction

Speakers: Benedikt Kapinos, Eric Emmert

  • Have you always wanted to take a look behind the scenes at Hosokawa Alpine? Then the Alpine Process Technology Summit | Spices is the place to be! Our experts will be happy to answer your questions during a guided tour of our production and assembly.

  • We will round off the day with a joint dinner. In relaxed surroundings you will have time for networking with other participants.

Wednesday, 17 April 2024

08:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Speaker: Jarno Siebelink

  • Objective: You learn how to choose the right mixing technology for the individual requirements of the spice industry
  1. When choosing the right equipment for mixing/blending spices it is important to match the shear force applied during the mixing process to the characteristics of the spice powder in question, e. g. cohesion and fat/oil/fibre content.
  2. All spices are cleaned after harvesting and drying, but must then be sterilised to destroy any harmful bacteria or moulds before further processing. Learn more

Speaker: Monika Stüttgen

  • Objective: You will deepen your expertise in powder handling, from storage (silo, big bag), pneumatic conveying and weighing and dosing technologies to the complete intralogistics of bulk materials.
  • More information about Hosokawa Solids

Speakers: Christian Petereit, Alexey Klass

  • Objective: Would you like to learn more about proven bagging technologies for spices? Would you like to be best in class in product protection, simple transport handling and an attractive presentation of your spice products? Then let us convince you of our bagging technologies adapted to your requirements.
  • Outlook: Wire mesh for screening applications
  • More information about Behn + Bates

Speakers: Benedikt Kapinos, Eric Emmert

  • Objective: Deepen the theoretical knowledge of the previous days in practice.
  1. Difference between ambient and cryogenic grinding
  2. Suitable equipment for specific spices
  3. Grinding of very oily products
  4. Change of grinding tools demonstration
  5. Demonstation spice mixing

Meet experts and make new contacts

At the Alpine Process Technology Summit | Spices you will be able to meet experts on spice processing. Expand your network, discuss with your fellows, and think outside the box! You will have many opportunities to do so: at the Hosokawa Alpine factory tour, the joint dinner on the first day, and at the presentations themselves.

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Make sure you get a place at the Alpine Process Technology Summit | Spices and benefit from the knowledge of our experts! Registration fee: 295,00 € plus VAT/person.*

* Accomodation is not included. We have reserved a room contingent for our participants at the Super 8 by Wyndham hotel in Augsburg.


Registration Form: Register here!

Please send your registration to the following e-mail address: event(at)


Registration deadline: 28 March 2024


Just a short walk from Hosokawa Alpine AG

Please book your own accommodation. We have reserved a limited number of hotel rooms at the Super 8 by Wyndham Augsburg. The rooms from the call-off allotment can be reserved up to 4 weeks before arrival under the keyword Hosokawa Alpine | Spices.

Super 8 by Wyndham Augsburg
Eichleitnerstraße 9, 86199 Augsburg
E-mail: 54341(at)
+49 (0)821 89990510


15 April 2024 - 17 April 2024          

  • Double room for single occupancy incl. breakfast/ per room per night € 89,00
  • Double room incl. breakfast/ per room per night € 99,00

The booking of a room from the call-off allotment is only possible with a valid credit card. Bookings without a credit card are therefore not possible.


Cancellation policy:

  • Rooms can be canceled up to 4 weeks before arrival.
  • Rooms that have already been booked can be canceled up to 3 days before arrival.

Travelling to Hosokawa Alpine AG

How to find us in Augsburg

  • By tram or bus: Howokawa Alpine is located on tram line 1 (direction Göggingen), stop at "Bergstraße"or take the 41 bus (direction Maria-Stern) or 35 bus (direction Bergstraße),bus stop "Bergstraße".From there it is a six minutes' walk to the main entrance at Peter-Dörfler-Straße 13-25.
  • By train: ICE connecting to Augsburg central station. From there, continue by taxi (3 km) or tram lines 3, 4 or 6 to “Königsplatz“ and from there take tram line 1 (Göggingen) to “Bergstraße“ (approx. 10 minutes).

  • By car (from the north): Leave the A8 motorway (Munich-Stuttgart) at the Augsburg-West exit and follow the B17 towards Augsburg until the exit “Eichleitnerstraße“. Turn left after the exit on Eichleitnerstraße and follow the road for 450 m. Turn left at Peter-Dörfler-Straße. Follow the street for 350 m and you reach your destination. The entrance to the Hosokawa Alpine site is on the left-hand side (opposite the Jet petrol station).
  • By car (from the south): Leave the A96 at exit 24 Landsberg am Lech-West and take the B17 towards Schongau/Augsburg/Schwabmünchen/Landsberg am Lech. At the roundabout, take the fourth exit in the direction of Augsburg. After 33.9 km, leave the B17 at the "Eichleitnerstraße" exit and drive in the direction of A.-Göggingen-Ost/A.-Alte Universität/Kongress am Park/Zollamt/TÜV. Follow the road for 450 m. Turn left at Peter-Dörfler-Straße. After 350 metres you will reach the main entrance to Hosokawa Alpine on the right-hand side (opposite the Jet petrol station).
  • By plane: The nearest international airport is Munich (approx. 93 km).