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Wrapping up Process Expo 2017

Process Expo is a four-day event taking place at Chicago, IL every two years and organized under the umbrella of the Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA), a non-profit global trade association for suppliers in the food and beverage industries. According to the Show official data, over 500 exhibitors participated in the 2017 Show at the McCormick Place Convention Center covering 220,000 square feet of exhibit space and attracting 14,000 industry professionals, marking a 25% increase in international attendees[1].

Even if someone is not directly involved with the food and beverage industries, one might soon realize why the Process Expo is essential and of always increasing importance: in a rapidly changing society, it is interesting to read into the food-demographics, to realize the demands set to the suppliers of the industry and the technological changes they call for[2]. The modern household structure; the shift in the last years from “cheap” to “premium” processed food; the new immigrant ethnicities; the integration of kosher and halal in the mass production; the familiarity over the last decades with new “exotic” tastes and spices making them now indispensable; the demand for portable fresh, healthy and organic foods; the increasing interest into fair-trade products; the new consuming generations, digital, culturally blended, ecologically conscious and aware of sustainability issues: these are just some of the trends which every supplier in the food and beverage industries must take into account in their business. If you want to learn more of how the CERTUSS technology can support your business in this, just have a look at some of our study cases from the sector: http://www.certuss-america.com/industries/food-beverage/

The recent Show marked the second participation of CERTUSS after the successful presence in 2015, this time in a shared booth with our business partner from Canada, Maxi-Therm. As Holger Deimann, President of CERTUSS America underlined, CERTUSS is happy with the overall performance as well as the perfect spot of the booth – not to mention, that attendees from the previous show remembered and immediately recognized the young American daughter-company. Reinforcement at the Booth our sales & service partners from across the states (a special thanks to Christopher Little from Little, Inc. in Connecticut, Dan McCotter from McCotter Energy Systems, Inc. in Wisconsin, Ryan Gilbert from Control Factors – Seattle, Inc. in Washington and Tony Ranallo from Boilersource in Illinois), as well as the owner and CEO of CERTUSS Germany Mathias Brauner accompanied by his wife Claudia.

Process Expo was the last Show for 2017 to participate in and therefore an excellent occasion for a reunion. CERTUSS gave a private reception for 25 guests among local representatives, clients and business associates. Venue was the Rooftop of London House in Chicago Downtown. Besides the cocktails and the finger food, highlight of the reception was the breathtaking view of the Chicago River, Lake Michigan and the Magnificent Mile. Thank you all for your presence and efforts, see you soon!

[1] http://www.myprocessexpo.com/wp-content/uploads/PROCESS-EXPO-Post-Event-Release-final-100517-.pdf

[2] ForFood Demographics check also the interesting article of Lauren R. Hartman on Food Processing.

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4,516 miles and 3 days from Drinktec, Munich to Process Expo, Chicago IL

Drinktec is the international Trade Fair for the Beverage and Liquid Food Industry, taking place at Munich every 4 years. But Drinktec is more than “one more Fair”: it is the showroom for every innovation in the sector; it is a platform of business communication globally; and it is the site where successful agreements are made face to face.

The main exhibition sections are:

  • Process technology for the production
  • Filling and packaging technology
  • Process automation, engineering, control and IT solutions
  • PET point (PET technology for beverages and liquid food)
  • Containers, packing materials, equipment and closures
  • Raw materials, agents and additives
  • Energy systems, water and waste water
  • Beverage marketing, restaurant and catering supplies and equipment

The Drinktec hosts approximately 1,600 Exhibitors from over 75 countries and opens its doors to more than 65,000 visitors from over 180 countries. Almost half of the visitors are professionals of the beer and brewery sector. One day after the original Oktoberfest starts in Munich and everyone may clink their beer steins at the biggest beer festival in the world with 13,000 employees over 18 days. Everyone but the CERTUSS team, who after an impressive week in Munich packed their suitcases and flied to Chicago, IL for the Process Expo: see you soon at Booth #2456!

The international crew of CERTUSS Group of Companies at the Drinktec 2017 (from left to right): Holger Deimann President of CERTUSS America LP, Jean-Philippe Renaudin LCI group Sales Partner CERTUSS France, Gabor Neuherz Sales East-North CERTUSS Germany, Ray Timmins General Manager CERTUSS UK, Jeanine Hitschler Inside Sales CERTUSS Germany, Wesley Thompson Sales Engineer CERTUSS UK, Bernd Gläßer Sales Director CERTUSS Germany.

Visitors from all continents get consultation from the CERTUSS experts.

Mathias Brauner and Bernd Gläßer, the CEO and the Sales Director of CERTUSS Germany, respectively

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The 54th ASHE Conference and Technical Exhibition reached its end

The 54th ASHE Conference and Technical Exhibition was held this year from August 6th to August 9th in Indianapolis (IN). As every year, healthcare facility and plant managers, engineers and technicians, safety and security professionals as well as administration and construction/architecture professionals with focus on healthcare facilities from all over the country attended the technical exhibition and took part in the conference and numerous seminars. CERTUSS participated for the second time, after the positive evaluation of the 53th ASHE in Denver (CO), last year.
In these three days we were pleased to welcome healthcare facility experts in our shared Booth with Maxi-Therm and discuss their new plans offering innovative, high efficient, sustainable steam solutions.
CERTUSS, the steam supplier from Germany with 60 years’ experience in the field worldwide, delivers highest steam quality at shortest start-up time of 3-5’, manages fully adjustable steam output with 83-85% thermal efficiency, guarantees low installation and maintenance costs as well as 24/7/365 aftersales support incl. condition monitoring and allows space saving with decentralized point-of-use installation and the option of fully automated, unmanned operation. Talk to our sales & service partners: you will be amazed with what we can offer you.

Holger Deimann, President of CERTUSS America LP and Raymond Lach, President and Founder of Maxi-Therm (first and second from left, respectively) together with our Sales and Service Partners, Jeff Bailey (Applied Thermal Solutions, Williamstown NJ), Doug Scalf (W.M. Wilson Co. Inc., Hinckley, OH) and Tony Ranallo (Boilersource, Arlington Heights IL).


ASHE Annual Conference and Technical Exhibition 2017 Indianapolis IN, CERTUSS shared Booth with Maxi-Therm

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CERTUSS in Dairyland

After having firmly established itself on the Eastern Seabord, CERTUSS found the ideal new partner for America’s Dairyland and the Water-Winter Wonderland!

McCotter Energy Systems Inc. with headquarters in Milwaukee (WI) and two further operating centers in De Pere (WI) and Norway (MI), has many important features in common with CERTUSS: it is a family-owned enterprise with a 60+ years’ tradition of successful endeavors and a first-rate reputation for their steam expertise and their business ethics. Dan McCotter with his over 25 years experience on the field together with his strong team know how to identify opportunities in the market and supply the client with the most efficient technical solution to his needs and now have solid expectations with the CERTUSS steam supply solutions.

After an introductory training, Dan and his team are now eager to get the first projects with CERTUSS boilers in their market done, targeting mainly but not exclusively the dairy industry, as well as the food processing and healthcare sectors. CERTUSS welcomes the McCotter team and commits to support them all the way to their efforts.

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Best achiever FY2017 praised

Last week Mr. Holger Deimann, President of CERTUSS America, praised our Sales & Service J.Lorber Co. for the best sales achievements in terms of turnover for the FY2017, by handing an iPad to Steven Lorber and Mike Lorber, as a symbol of recognition and thankfulness for their outstanding performance in the previous fiscal year. The President and CFO respectively of J.Lorber Co. accepted the present with great joy, confident to exceed their sales targets in the FY2018, too. As a side note to mention that, within the CERTUSS Group, the financial year starts May 1st and ends April 30th.

CERTUSS America wishes all their partners much success and best achievements in the current financial year and commits to continually support them in their efforts.

From left to right: Mike Lorber, Steven Lorber and Holger Deimann

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Steam from A to Z: a CERTUSS – Maxi-Therm Seminar and Training

From May 4th to May 5th Holger Deimann, President of CERTUSS America L.P., represented CERTUSS at the Steam Seminar & Training organized in Montreal, Canada by our business partner Company Maxi-Therm. The Seminar took place at Maxi-Therm’s pioneering Laboratories with a total of 16 learning hours. Presentations were held by Mr. Raymond Lach (Founder and President of Maxi-Therm), Mr. Patrick Lach (Sales & Marketing Manager), Eng. Gabriel Cossette (Project Manager and Technical Support) and Holger Deimann himself – covering a wide spectrum of topics around steam: steam basics, sterilization and humidification solutions, advantages of steam compared to hydronic systems, as well as grades in steam quality and purity.

At the seminar participated several engineering firms offering business solution services from New Jersey, New York and Texas, as well as the technical and maintenance officers of the University of Connecticut and the Montclair State University. Together with them, the sales and service local representatives of Maxi-Therm and CERTUSS.

Besides the state-of-the-art laboratory and the exceptional hospitality of the hosts, the training seminars hosted regularly by Maxi-Therm are distinguished for their efficiency, competence, their explanatory and very direct approach. The discussions during and after the learning hours are in-depth and enriched with examples in the field, gained through the several years of experience in the steam applications that all participants bring together.

Holger Deimann underlined the importance of CERTUSS participation in the seminars as they constitute an excellent occasion for both companies to identify common business opportunities and grow synergies in sales as well as technical developments. Furthermore, they contribute enormously to networking, thus strengthening the presence of CERTUSS in the market.

Maxi-Therm has already announced two more seminars to come in 2017, June 15-16 and October 12-13. CERTUSS will be represented to the June seminar by Mr. Jacek Grob, VP Business Development at Boilersource, a Division of Meilner Mechanical Sales Inc. and representative of CERTUSS for Illinois, Wisconsin and Northern Indiana since Jan 2015. Mr. Grob is a Sales Engineer (Degree in Medical Engineering, Oakton Community College) with a more than 20 years’ professional experience in steam. For interest in participating at one of the upcoming seminars, please fill in the online form.

Mr. Raymond Lach, Founder and President of Maxi-Therm.

Inside the Maxi-Therm Laboratory, the technical seminar of Mr. Gabriel Cossette.

Mr. Holger Deimann illustrates the advantages of the CERTUSS rapid and highly efficient steam generators.

Some of the participants of the latest Steam Seminar & Training at Montreal, Canada. CERTUSS thanks all participants for the numerous questions and the vivid discussions held May 4-5, 2017.

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54th ASHE Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition

Visit us at the national conference and trade show for health care facility management and engineering professionals and discover our innovative solutions for the chemical, healthcare and pharmaceutical applications.

August 6-9, 2017 / Indianapolis, IN

Indiana Convention Center

Visit us at Booth #1322

Click here to learn more about the Show.

Contact us  if you have any questions to the Show!

Check here with case studies from the Healthcare and Pharmaceutical industries.


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Process EXPO 2017

CERTUSS America, Member of the Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA), renews the appointment with business partners, existing and potential customers at the PROCESS EXPO 2017:

September 19-22, 2017 / Chicago, IL

McCormick Place

Visit us at Booth # 2456

No matter from which industry sectors you are coming (beverages, dairy, bakery, ready foods, fruit and vegetable processing, meat & seafood, confectionary, pet foods), we have the experience, the know-how and the solution to every challenge. Talk to our team of experts and it will be our pleasure to provide the most efficient solution to your needs. Read here about the role of steam in the food processing and the two major recent advances in industrial steam generation: remote monitoring of equipment and condition-based maintenance. Both made possible with the IoT (Internet of Things).

Contact us  if you have any questions to the Show!

Check here with case studies from the Food & Beverage industries.


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Thank you for making CBC a great event for CERTUSS!

CERTUSS has been from April 10th to 13th at the nation’s capital, participating in the 2017 Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America. Not only we have been present for the second time together with our business partner Allied Beverage Tanks (http://www.alliedbeveragetanks.com), but we could count on the vast attendance and the wholehearted support of our sales & service partners and our clients who visited our shared Booth.

Among the ca. 13,300 attendees making this event great for all, a special thanks to all the brewing specialists who stroke off from even as far as Montana, California or Florida to meet with us and share their current projects and new facilities’ plans with CERTUSS!

Save the Date for April 30-May 3, 2018 for the Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America® moving from the nation’s capital to the music’s capital, Nashville (TN). More details to follow.

Tim Roberts, Brew Master of Yards Brewing Company (Philadelphia, PN) visiting our Booth between Holger Deimann, President of CERTUSS America LP (left) and Steven Lorber, President of J. Lorber Co., our Sales & Service Partner for New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware.

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The Cannoli secret

Welcome, Benvenuti and Willkommen to the first US-Installation of CERTUSS!

The first CERTUSS steam generator operating in the United States was successfully installed in March 2017. Our client is Serpe & Sons Bakery in Elsmere, Delaware. The first CERTUSS installation took place in the “First State”. A coincidence? Perhaps. But this is what happens when the steam specialists from Germany celebrating 60 years’ jubilee meet the baking specialists from Italy celebrating 65 years’ in business. When too many coincidences occur, this means you are on the right path, someone said.

Do you want to know more? Please check with the Serpe & Sons Bakery Case Study

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