Innovative technologies for powder production and powder processing as well as blown film extrusion: These are the core strengths of Hosokawa Alpine AG, one of the world’s leading machine and plant manufacturers. The company is headquartered in Augsburg, Bavaria, with a branch in Leingarten, Baden-Württemberg. Together with several subsidiaries in Germany and abroad, Hosokawa Alpine AG forms the Hosokawa Alpine Group.
In the Mechanical Processing and Film Extrusion business units, Hosokawa Alpine develops, manufactures and installs machines for customers all over the world. The company generates 50% of its turnover outside Europe, with exports accounting for 80% of turnover overall. Since 1987, the company has been a wholly owned subsidiary of the Japanese Hosokawa Micron Corporation.
Hosokawa Alpine makes long-term investments in its locations. Since 2008, around 30 million euros have been invested in new production and assembly buildings at the company headquarters in Augsburg. To manage the continuous growth in demand, the company intends in the coming years to expand its logistics infrastructure. To this end, around 20 million euros will be channelled into modernisation of the company headquarters as well as construction of a new logistics centre on the premises of Augsburg‘s freight handling hub. From 2019 onwards, the company will be able to make use of 22,000 m2 warehousing and handling areas. With the new logistics centre, Hosokawa Alpine places a stronger focus on environmentally friendly transport by rail.
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Powder and particle process technology
For over 120 years now, Hosokawa Alpine has been designing and building process technological machines and systems for processing powders, granules and bulk materials as well as for manifold recycling jobs. The company has a comprehensive product portfolio – from mills and shredders to classifiers. Besides machines for size reduction, the powder and particle process technology business segment also offers solutions for compacting technology as well as laboratory equipment for particle analysis.
The systems are employed in a host of different industrial branches. Every customer has individual requirements.This is why Hosokawa Alpine supports its customers as a system partner from the design and development stage right up to installation of the turnkey system. To ensure optimum customer support, the powder and particle process technology business segment is split up into seven divisions: chemicals, minerals & metals, pharma & lab, food, recycling, compacting technology and Blueserv. At the same time, the individual divisions benefit from the synergetic R&D effects.
Hosokawa Alpine's film extrusion business segment is one of the world‘s leading suppliers of machines designed for the production of blown film. The company supports its customers throughout the entire project – from the design and development phase right up to installation. Hosokawa Alpine's blown film lines and monoaxial film orientation systems are employed for numerous applications and are known for their high economic efficiency and flexibility. With the Hosokawa Alpine machines, customers the world over produce among other things industrial packagings as well as packaging for fresh produce.
Besides mono-layer lines, the company also builds multi-layer blown film lines. Although the standard today are 3-layer lines, the company also produces processing lines for 5-, 7-, 9- and 11-layer blown film. As a result, packaging with optimal mechanical and optical properties tailored to market needs can be produced.