Solids and liquids handling for key players in the food and chemical industries

J-Tec Material Handling.
Your process partner for handling solids and liquids.


04 December 2023
Optimising premixing solutions: navigating the four essential factors
1. Comprehensive ABC Consumption Analysis with Seasonal Considerations: A thorough analysis of ingredient consumption, including any seasonal fluctuations, forms the cornerstone for determining the level of automation and flexibility required. a) For consistently high-consumption items (A group) year-round, it is prudent to opt for delivery via tanker trucks or Big Bags, with storage in larger silos to minimise manual handling. b) Some ingredients might exhibit high seasonal or campaign-based consumption (A group). In such cases, utilising Big Bags and smaller storage hoppers that allow for easy product changeovers with minimal cross-contamination can be advantageous. c) For components with lower consumption but frequent usage (A or B group), integrating smaller stations for bag or Big Bag supply offers flexibility, with provisions for product changeovers. 2. Building Constraints: The available building height and footprint significantly influence the installation's fundamental design. A direct gravity-flow system, where ingredients flow from the top into the mixer and then directly into packing machines, requires ample vertical space (approximately 20 metres) for high capacities. Existing buildings, often limited in height, may necessitate a horizontal design that might involve more manual handling. The goal is to create the most compact installation possible. 3. Budget: The allocated budget plays a pivotal role in determining the extent of automation. This encompasses decisions about which components can be automated and how much operator involvement is required to balance the investment. 4. Future Vision: Looking ahead, it's crucial to envision the desired level of automation and capacity expansion for production. Planning for future extensions from the outset enables seamless integration of additional features such as more ingredients, additional blending lines, and the use of robots and AGVs for finished goods transportation. While these considerations may seem logical and straightforward, they entail substantial collaboration with the customer. In most cases, we actively participate in the ABC analysis, forming the basis for all subsequent decisions. The end result is that each installed premix line is unique, tailored to meet specific conditions and future aspirations. We take pride in working closely with our customers, leveraging our extensive toolbox of equipment and expertise to create the best turnkey solution within their budget. This approach ensures that the installation is not only well-suited to current needs but also poised for future growth and expansion.  
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24 November 2023
Elevating contamination control: Introducing hygienic valves for BigBag handling
But even with meticulous precautions, a potential risk can linger at the bottom of the BigBag when operators unfold the outlet spout. Traditional discharge stations expose the product-contacted part of the discharge pipe during this process, potentially compromising purity. Responding to the rigorous quality assessments of our customers, we embarked on a mission to eliminate this contamination risk. The result? Our 'hygienic valve' ingeniously integrated with the filling tube. This innovative valve seals off the product area with a protective flap, effectively preventing any contamination. And here's the kicker - once the docking process is complete, the valve smoothly retracts, facilitating the product flow and making cleaning a breeze! This pioneering solution, born from invaluable customer feedback and rigorously vetted by our quality department, has now become our industry-standard for high-hygienic applications.
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20 November 2023
Accurate dosing for special additives in infant nutrition production
Ensuring high dosing accuracy Our approach involves a precision dosing unit that meticulously measures additives within a narrow tolerance range. We're talking about precision to the finest detail, thanks to the implementation of advanced techniques tailored to meet specific client needs. Emphasizing cleanability We ensure that every product contact point in our installation is designed for easy access and dismounting, facilitating hassle-free manual cleaning without the need for additional tools. This means maintaining impeccable standards without sacrificing efficiency. Mitigating product losses Special additives are precious and often come with a high cost per (kilo)gram. Our efforts revolve around minimising any waste during the dosing process, ensuring that these valuable additives are put to the best possible use. The result? An engineered dosing and weighing system that combines accuracy, hygiene and efficiency. Feel free to reach out if you are interested in our microdosing solutions! Your success in delivering safe and precisely formulated products is one of our priorities!
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13 November 2023
Elevating Hygiene in Infant Nutrition Production Through UV-C Innovation
Positioned within the heart of the production facility, the UV-C unit operates within the hoisting shaft that elevates BigBags. Dynamic and choreographed, the unit's strategically positioned lamps emit a purifying UV-C light in perfect synchronisation with the BigBag's movement. This meticulous approach ensures that every intricate corner and crevice of the BigBag is bathed in cleansing UV-C light, leaving no room for microbes to thrive. J-Tec's ingenuity lies in its ability to seamlessly blend innovation and efficiency, thus safeguarding valuable production time without compromise. The success of the UV-C system hinges on precise testing. Through meticulous microbiological assessments at varying speeds and bacterial concentrations, optimal exposure intensity has been achieved. Notably, this rigorous testing has demonstrated remarkable efficacy, showcasing a 3 log reduction for both E. coli and S. aureus, equating to a staggering 99.9% bacterial reduction. This accomplishment serves as a resounding testament to the efficiency and effectiveness of the UV-C cleaning system, firmly establishing it as a pivotal tool in infant nutrition production. J-Tec goes beyond the boundaries of innovation by championing sustainability and eco-friendliness. This UV-C method operates devoid of chemicals and residue, seamlessly aligning with the principles of sustainable production that the industry holds dear. As the landscape of infant nutrition production continues to evolve, J-Tec's integration of the UV-C unit transcends conventional paradigms. It pioneers a new era of cleanliness and safety, shaped by meticulous testing, cutting-edge technology, and an unwavering dedication to excellence.    
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09 November 2023
J-Tec has recently supplied equipment for a new elastomer plant at the Covestro site in Map Ta Phut, Thailand.
It’s important to remind ourselves that we are responsible for addressing the risks associated with challenging production processes which often involve the handling and processing of hazardous substances. This reality underscores the importance of engineering solutions that create safe workplace environments and prevent potential environmental impacts. J-Tec overcomes these challenges by seamlessly integrating the client’s know how, our own expertise, and that of OEM industry leaders specialised in providing tailor-made systems. Moreover, implementation of operational safety protocols and adherence to regulatory standards such as CE & ATEX provide assurance to our clients and the end users. We extend our gratitude to Covestro for our recent collaboration and in setting the standards together!
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Welcome to the forefront of innovation in material handling and process engineering! Our cutting-edge automated solutions cater to industry leaders in both the chemical and food sectors, spanning the globe. At J-Tec Material Handling, we specialise in the end-to-end delivery of state-of-the-art processing systems designed for powders, pellets, and liquids.

Our comprehensive services cover the entire spectrum — from design to supply, expert construction, and ongoing maintenance. Whether you’re seeking a singular process line or envisioning a complete turnkey installation, we’re here to turn your vision into reality.

Elevate your operations with solutions that redefine efficiency and reliability on a global scale.



Established in 1970 and incorporated by Katoen Natie in 1999, J-Tec has been a leading provider of automated material handling systems and process engineering solutions for over five decades. With a rich history of experience and a global footprint, we have evolved into a trusted partner for clients in the food and chemical industries worldwide.. What sets us apart is our commitment to a personalised approach for each project. At J-Tec, we pride ourselves on being supplier-independent, allowing us to deliver tailor-made solutions for every unique challenge. Our philosophy rejects the one-size-fits-all model; instead, we engage with you, leveraging our in-house expertise and tools to craft a bespoke solution for your specific project. More than just your supplier, J-Tec is your partner during the entire process. From conceptual design to detailed engineering, procurement and manufacturing, through to installation and commissioning, we stand by your side. Should you require it, we also provide comprehensive training and maintenance support.

Experience the difference with J-Tec—a partner committed to your project’s success!


At J-Tec Material Handling, we embody innovation, striving to consistently enhance our customers’ solutions. As a dedicated supplier of automated material handling equipment and systems, we are committed to staying one step ahead in terms of ergonomics, safety, and specification compliance. Our relentless pursuit of excellence ensures the delivery of maximum quality and an optimal OPEX/CAPEX balance.

Fueled by these objectives and driven by a commitment to fast and flexible service, we continually elevate the standards of customer care. By prioritising ingenuity, safety, and efficiency, we not only meet but exceed expectations!


At J-Tec, we prioritise Health, Safety, Environment, and Quality (HSEQ) through our integrated management system. Proudly holding ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018 certifications, we are dedicated to empowering your business for effective, efficient, and secure operations, fostering stable and robust financial growth.

Our commitment goes beyond certifications. Regular internal audits are a cornerstone of our approach, ensuring that procedures and our quality management system are not only well-known but consistently applied across every facet of our organisation. Trust J-Tec for a holistic commitment to HSEQ standards, safeguarding your success through a culture of excellence and continuous improvement.


In collaboration with our affiliated Supply Chain Engineering business unit, J-Tec seamlessly delivers end-to-end greenfield turnkey projects. Our commitment spans from initial design through to the final commissioning, covering all facets of civil engineering, infrastructure, and the intricate processes involved.

As a proud member of the global powerhouse, Katoen Natie, our reach extends across the world. This expansive presence equips us with a nuanced understanding of local customs and establishes extensive connections with local suppliers. These advantages position us as the ideal supplier for automated material handling equipment and systems, ensuring your company benefits from unparalleled solutions tailored to your unique needs. Choose J-Tec for a partnership that transcends boundaries, delivering excellence in every aspect of your project.


In our commitment to responsible business practices, J-Tec Material Handling places a strong emphasis on waste reduction, recycling, and reuse of energy—both within our offices and on-site operations. We regard safety, quality, and health in the workplace not just as standards but as core values that shape our ethos. At J-Tec, we firmly believe that all injuries are preventable, and we continually strive for excellence in creating a workplace environment that prioritises the well-being of our team members. Join us in our journey towards sustainable and safe business practices.

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