Primodan acquires SPX Flow’s yellow cheese-making technology
Through its Danish subsidiary SPX Flow Technology Danmark A/S, SPX Flow has signed an agreement with Primodan A/S for the transfer of its yellow cheese activities and technologies. The technology offers innovative cheesemaking solutions which includes curd making, pressing and final brining systems.
Primodan is a Danish-owned company which designs, manufactures and supplies plants and equipment for the dairy and food processing industries. The company excels in the design and supply of white cheese plants, as well as filling and packaging machines for premade containers for markets worldwide.
Jan Olsen, food & beverage director, Business Transformation in Europe, Middle East and Africa at SPX Flow, said: “The agreement transfers some excellent technology to Primodan, which is itself a leader in cheese production. New yellow cheese plants are now part of our core growth strategy and the sale of this portion of our business makes sense for both companies and our customers.”
The equipment included in the sale includes the CurdMaster, which is used to produce cheese curd from cheese milk; the OPD PrePress System, used for batch draining, pre-pressing and cutting of cheese curd; and the SaniPress system, for final pressing and handling of hard and semi-hard cheeses. These machines have proven performance and efficiency excellence across a range of cheese types.
As part of the agreement, SPX Flow will continue to provide aftermarket service for customers with existing yellow cheese plants until the end of 2021. Primodan will continue to use other advanced SPX Flow technology in new cheese plants designed and manufactured at its facilities, which includes valves, pumps and other innovative process components and support.
CEO of Primodan, Simon Servé Jensen, said: “The purchase of the SPX Flow yellow cheese-making business is an exciting opportunity for us, and one that fits well with our current technology portfolio. We have a long-standing relationship with SPX Flow and are looking forward to this continuing into the future for the benefit of all our customers.”
Olsen concluded: “Our relationship with Primodan has been long and fruitful. This sale marks a new period in our collaboration. This is a good step for our customers in the yellow cheese sector, who we know will be in good hands with Primodan going forward.”