Commercial Partners

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Commercial Partner

Christeyns

Christeyns is a prominent B2B player active in the international chemicals and detergents market. The company was established in 1946 in Ghent, where its headquarters are still located. With its extensive product range, Christeyns serves customers in the industrial, laundry, lodging, food retail, food processing and health care sectors. Partly thanks to its sustained focus on service and partnership, the company developed into a leading group, with offices in over 30 countries. In total, Christeyns employs more than 900 people worldwide. Over the past decade, the turnover has increased by an average of 17 percent annually, reaching a consolidated total of 320 million Euros.

christeyns.com/en

Copan

NewLab, established in 2012, is one of the newest Copan business units, with the mission to provide technologically advanced automated solutions for industrial microbiology. The NewLab innovative approach enables companies and laboratories to benefit from an efficient sample processing that guarantees solid quality performance.

Specifically designed in compliance with ISO standards for microbiological quality control in food, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries, Cyclone™ is our automated walk-away system which increases results accuracy and reproducibility while decreasing time and operational costs. PharmaLab™, our new platform capable of digital plate incubation and reading for environmental monitoring, offers reliable results though any audit trail.

We possess the broad-minded professionalism common to all the branches of Copan’s group, to deal with new requests and to tailor our products to your specific needs in today’s fast-paced technological scene. Considered as a strategic  technological partner, Copan NewLab supports any of your complex projects.

www.copangroup.com

GE Digital

Our customers are on the front line of the world’s toughest industrial challenges – from enabling more renewable energy on the grid, to reducing emissions, increasing plant productivity, adapting to demand and keeping their teams safe. Our years of hard-won insights in power generation, utilities, oil & gas, and manufacturing mean we’re uniquely positioned to help our customers better operate, optimize and analyze their work to deliver greater results today – and in the future

www.ge.com/digital

Lloyd's Register

Who we are

We started out in 1760 as a marine classification society. Today, we’re one of the world’s leading providers of professional services for engineering and technology – improving safety and increasing the performance of critical infrastructures for clients in over 75 countries worldwide.

The profits we generate fund the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a charity which supports engineering-related research, education and public engagement around everything we do. All of this helps us stand by the purpose that drives us every single day: Working together for a safer world.

Our approach

In a world of increasing complexity – overloaded with data and opinion – we know that our clients need more than technology to succeed. They need an experienced hand. A partner to listen, cut through the noise and focus on what really matters to them and their customers. Our engineers and technical experts are dedicated to assurance. That means a commitment to embracing new technology and a deep rooted desire to drive better performance. So we consider our customer’s needs with diligence and empathy, then use our expertise and over 250 years’ experience to deliver the smart solution for everyone.

After all, there are some things technology can’t replace.

What makes us unique

Deep technical and industry knowledge

We’re expert in not only understanding the potential in cutting-edge ideas, but applying this pragmatically in ways which guarantee impact today and in the long-term.

Dedication to assurance

We explore every problem thoroughly with exact, analytical precision. We leave no stone unturned and no questions unanswered, to draw accurate conclusions.

Independence

We’re committed to doing things the right way to reach the highest standards and best outcomes for all, giving our clients confidence in our decisions every time.

Understanding and empathy

We take time to understand the needs and unique circumstances of our clients and their businesses, to act with judgement, sensitivity and care.

Social business

We have evolved into the 21st century model for social business – not only funding the Foundation through our profits, but also discharging some of the Foundation’s charitable objectives through our work in assuring the safety of critical infrastructure worldwide.

www.lr.org

Merck

Merck KGaA of Darmstadt, Germany is a leading company for innovative and top-quality high-tech products for analytical lab work in food. Around 50,000 employees work in 66 countries to foster the success of customers and to help meet global challenges. We have joined forced with BioControl Systems to offer a Full-Service Microbiology Portfolio, e.g. with MVP ICON® for Hygiene Monitoring and with Assurance® GDS for rapid pathogens detection.

Our food microbiology testing products and kits comply with international standards for the food industry. Our granulated media, as well as our ready-to-use agar plates and liquid media, set the trend for regulatory compliance documentation in accordance with the latest standards to support any audits and lab inspections.

Merck offers a complete range of high quality chemical and microbiological testing solutions with a comprehensive approach providing regulatory expertise, substantial service, and trust.  Together, we make your work flow.

www.merckgroup.com/en

Merieux NutriSciences

Profile coming soon!

www.merieuxnutrisciences.com

Neogen

NEOGEN

Founded in 1982 in Lansing, Michigan, NEOGEN’s solutions can be found at every step of the food system, around the world.

NEOGEN provides the most comprehensive range of solutions for the food processing, animal protein and agriculture industries, not only protecting the world’s food supply, but also allowing our customers to produce more efficiently and effectively than they could before.

Food Safety

NEOGEN reaches all segments of the food, beverage and feed industries with solutions that include: rapid diagnostics for the detection of unintended substances, hygiene verification tools, innovative pathogen tests, next generation genome sequencing and more.

Animal Safety

NEOGEN develops solutions for the animal protein market, as well as the performance and companion animal segments. We offer veterinary instruments and supplies, cleaners and disinfectants for farm and veterinary settings, insecticides and rodenticides to limit the spread of disease and more.

Genomics

NEOGEN offers genomics solutions that allow animal protein producers to make educated breeding decisions that improve the efficiencies of their herds, breed associations to verify parentage, and for food safety professionals to identify bacterial strains associated with particular disease outbreaks.

www.neogen.com/uk/

Realco

Realco’s main mission is to guarantee the well-being of people. Wherever hygiene is important, we are there to protect and improve their everyday health conditions:

- Ensuring the quality of the food they eat, whether home-cooked or prepared and eaten on site.
- Ensuring perfect hygiene in healthcare facilities, and in particular reducing the risk of hospital-acquired infection.
- Ensuring ideal hygiene in the home

And because we also care about future generations, Realco participates in sustainable development.

We at Realco are able to keep these promises because our technology is centred on enzymes. The enzymatic solutions developed by Realco far outstrip the hygiene levels currently obtained by traditional chemical means. They optimise cleaning efficiency, for controlled, targeted, and—above all—more efficient disinfection. In addition, Realco’s latest exclusive innovations guarantee that all players in the food chain and in the healthcare sector can benefit from the detection and radical treatment of sources of contamination and infection.

Realco is also a dynamic contributor to sustainable development, promoting the well-being of future generations. In fact:

- Enzymes are 100% biodegradable.
- The surfactants used are of vegetable origin (renewable raw materials).
- Enzymatic solutions work efficiently while consuming less energy and water.
- The use of enzymes in cleaning solutions accelerates the water treatment process.

www.realco.be/en

Rockwell Automation

Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Rockwell Automation employs approximately 22,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.

rockwellautomation.com

Safefood 360°

The complete Food Safety, Quality and Compliance Management Software for the Forward-Thinking Enterprise Food Company. Built by food industry experts to allow you to implement, maintain and adapt to continuously changing legal and commercial compliance requirements, Safefood 360° offers real-time oversight for global Business Groups and Business Units.

Time, resources and knowledge required to maintain compliance in the form of a food safety management system. Unlike current paper-based systems, Safefood 360° breaks new ground by combining purpose-built software and domain expertise with Business Intelligence to meet the requirements of food safety management in a smarter and more efficient manner than possible before.

safefood360.com/

Testo

For 60 years, Testo has stood for innovative measuring solutions made in Germany. As a world market leader in portable and stationary measurement technology, we support our customers in saving time and resources, protecting the environment and the health of humans, and increasing the value of goods and services. 2,700 employees work in research, development, production and marketing for the high-tech company in 32 subsidiaries all around the world. Testo convinces over 1 million worldwide customers with highly precise measuring instruments and innovative solutions for the measurement data management of tomorrow.

www.testo.com/en/

Veeva Systems

The Industry Cloud for Life Sciences

Our industry cloud solutions provide data, software, services and an extensive ecosystem of partners to support your most critical functions from R&D through commercial. Veeva helps companies of all sizes bring products to market faster and more efficiently, and maintain compliance.

www.veeva.com

Virobuster

Virobuster have been established in 2002 and initially developed successfully the medical market before entering the food production industry in 2008

The food industry is extremely creative, but new trends are shaping its future by means of consumers demanding an absolute transparency, safe & healthy products and development of clean labels

The importance of air quality in the food industry is often underestimated. A Virobuster Steritube purifies the air in(to) a production facility, freeing it from moulds, spores and bacteria. The air can no longer contaminate the products.

The fact that consumers want more and more light-, bio- and less salted products, means a steady decline in natural preservatives like fats, sugars, salt and chemical preservatives. Of course, this has far-reaching implications for production, logistics and shelf life of a product.

An improvement in air quality can affect shelf life, product safety, flavour , colour, and thus the profitability of the products.

For the food industry, clean air is very important because it is used for cooling down, drying, flushing and packaging. Especially when the products get clean out of an oven, boiling vessel or a fryer, it is unnecessary to post-contaminate  the product by contaminated factory air.

www.virobuster.com

Xpectrum

Xpectrum uses NIR spectroscopy to increase safety, quality and authenticity in food and retail.

Today, we know that most products are not verified regularly for a number of reasons. It’s too expensive,  too time consuming, it takes too long to get your results or we assume that the instance before us in the food chain  has done all verifications. Given the large amount of food products traded every day, it is impossible to increase the quality checks in a scalable manner with the current approaches.

We want to provide the tools to verify incoming goods at low cost, with an immediate result, even on a daily basis.
Xpectrum uses spectroscopy to achieve these goals. Our hardware independent application is very intuitive. Typically, blue collar workers use it during reception of incoming goods.

Thanks to the Xpectrum dashboard, the quality department can easily follow up on all the scans that have been done, view the results and pinpoint potential products at risk. They can even create new business cases and assign them to employees via the user management module.

Our cloud stored models are always available. If you scan from 1 or multiple location, the latest model is always within reach!

www.xpectrum.eu