Your experts in the field of mechanical process engineering

Are you planning a new process or are you just about to come up with a new product idea and need support? Process Consulting helps you with the system planning and implementation of your ideas in the fields of size reduction, classifying, compacting or agglomeration of powders, granules and bulk materials. The result? A solid foundation for decision-making, based on the wealth of expertise offered by the Hosokawa Group and an investment at the outset that helps you to make big savings throughout the process.

Material development: Material with optimal properties

Specifically tailored to your product

What properties does a material need so that you can produce a product according to your wishes? Our experts develop individually adapted materials that meet your requirements exactly. In the development process, we use the latest technologies and methods.

Process development: The perfect powder process

Developed for your specific needs

In a custom-fit powder process, many parts come together to form a large whole: from various tests and substance balances to cost analyses and decision matrices to process transfer to other applications, locations or manufacturers. Process Consulting works with you to develop your custom-fit powder process, which we will be happy to implement with you later.


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Your advantages with Process Consulting

Support and consulting from experienced development partners
State-of-the-art technology
Access to the latest equipment and metering technology
Test centres
Tests with your production materials in our laboratories and test centres
Many years of know-how
More than 125 years of experience in powder and particle processing
Tailor-made for you
Customised development of your individual process
Risk minimisation
Investment and operating cost calculation reduces your risk
Basis for decision-making
A solid basis for decision-making for your future

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We will be happy to advise you on your project and implement your idea together. Increase your project efficiency with us!


  • 30-60 minutes free initial consultation
  • Exchange with our industry experts


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Create value right from the start

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Process Consulting - that's how it works

Transform your idea into an optimal investment

As the first step, we put your idea in concrete terms and define the task. To do this, we look at your idea holistically, taking into account the special properties of your bulk material or system. In a feasibility analysis, we analyse the current situation and your needs. This includes component or system tests, comparisons of different technologies and your time to market. On this basis of the findings, we draw up a specification document that sets out all the requirements for the process and the general conditions (e.g. ATEX or building). At the end of this step, you will receive a rough implementation concept and cost estimate. This defines the main components of your process and records them in a rough process flow diagram.

In the next step, we develop several solutions for your individual requirements. This includes tests to check technical feasibility, initial process flow diagrams and a cost analysis in terms of OPEX and CAPEX. At the end, you will receive various process proposals and an evaluation of these alternatives.

In the last step, we take a closer look at the different options so that you can make the best decision in the end. This includes risk analyses and decision matrixes, flow diagrams and a 3D visualisation with your main process components and building structures. Once this is finished, you will have found the process that best meets your requirements and a solid foundation for your further business plan. It is up to you whether you implement this process with a different manufacturer of your choice or once again rely on Hosokawa Alpine's know-how and experience.

What is the task?

  • Feasibility analysis
    - Needs analysis
    - Product analyses
    - Component/system tests
    - Technology comparison
    - Quantity and substance balances
    - Process engineering design
    - Time to market
    - Sustainability
  • Development of specification document<
    - Product
    - Process
    - General conditions
      (ATEX, lECEx, CE, buildings, requirements, etc.)
  • Rough implementation concept and cost estimate
    - Definition of main components
    - Rough process flow diagram

What are the alternatives?

  • Alternative process proposals
    - Dif. degree of automation
    - Scaling
    - horizonal vs. vertical
  • Process flow chart
  • Layout planning (rough)
  • Cost analysis (OPEX, CAPEX)
  • Equipment and consumer lists
  • Components specification
  • Automation pre-planning

How are the options evaluated?

  • Risk analyses
  • Decision matrixes
  • Mapping from specification to solution options
  • Visualisation
    - Building
    - Systems

“From the very beginning, our collaboration with the Process Consulting team of Hosokawa Alpine was constructive and solution-oriented. Their technical competence and many years of experience were obvious and strengthened our confidence in having made the right decision”.

Michael Österreicher, CFO of Nobelmin GmbH

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Planning the entire process

It’s not just building a machine – we support your projects from consulting to maintenance.