Combination Teijssen v.d. Hengel BV (Vion-C.T.H.) is one of the largest processers of bowel packages in the world. They produce natural casings and meat by-products. Their core business is the thin skin around sausages.

Preserving products by cooling

CTH has 1500 employees worldwide and has branches on every continent. Hans Berkelder is manager of Quality, Environment and Organisation at CTH Boxtel and explains: 'We have to handle 1300 bowel packages per hour with 45 employees. The different parts are used in food production, animal feed and in the pharmaceutical industry.'

Vink is a great partner

For us it is important that we preserve our products as soon as possible. Vink Koeltechniek is a great partner in this process. Vink is specialized in making things cold, preserving it by cooling it with water or ice for example.

Sparring partner

We have been customers of Vink for many years. Vink is well aware of the latest developments in the refrigeration branch and has competitive prices. For me it is also important to have a sparring partner with whom I can exchange knowledge. In the long run this will bring a win-win situation that will enable me to do business in a more sustainable and profitable way.

Pancreas flash freezer

‘One of our products is the pancreas. It is used by the pharmaceutical industry to win natural insulin or pancreatin. The pancreas has to be frozen within 20 minutes to preserve the quality of the insulin. Vink made a special freezer that consists of many small spaces so we can freeze the product rapidly to -18⁰C under high turbulence. In this way Vink is helping us to develop a higher quality of our products.'

Saving energy

‘Our newest freezing installation is entirely customized and made energy-efficient by Vink. The doors of the new cold room close automatically for example. And the ventilators stop the moment you open a door. If a door is open for longer than a minute, the computer informs us that it will also shut down the compressor.'

Good at refrigerating

In this way we can save a large amount of energy. That is the great thing about Vink: they are good at refrigerating, but they also know what spare parts are available on the market and they understand the latest developments.

Vink gives valuable input

‘Vink is a partner that gives valuable input. Because of a mutual motivation to develop, we wanted to cooperate. We brainstorm together about making client-specific products. We aim to make the impossible possible. Sometimes we succeed, sometimes we don't. By doing this, we thought of a technique to chill pig stomachs, a system that isn't on the market yet.'

Vink goes the extra mile

These pig stomachs can be used for animal food or even exported to China where they are considered a delicacy. To achieve the last option, we searched for the best cooling technique to freeze and transport pig products. This is typically how Vink works: they don't aim for average solutions, but they go the extra mile to meet your need.

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