The recipe for success for two family-owned companies

Tradition spanning 120 years

DE-VAU-GE reflects on 120 years of history as a family-owned company: the idea of developing premium products with exceptional quality ingredients was born in 1899. That year, the "Deutsche Verein für Gesundheitspflege" [German Association for Health Products], now called DE-VAU-GE Gesundkostwerk Deutschland GmbH, emerged in Friedensau, close to Magdeburg. In addition to the factory that opened in Lüneburg in 1976, traditional cereals, among other products, have been produced at the second factory in Tangermünde since 1999.

Quality pays off

Alongside the company's continuous growth – now with around 950 employees – the product range has also been refined: breakfast cereals, muesli varieties and also fruit, muesli and nut bars have become an indispensable part of daily life. Yet DE-VAU-GE never loses sight of premium quality, no matter whether product components or the technology employed. "MULTIPOND weighers are very reliable. That's why we we like to use MULTIPOND in our factory", says the deputy Production Manager.

The right partner at our side once again

The first MULTIPOND weigher was delivered to the Lüneburg factory to expand production back in 2006. A particular highlight was the integration of MULTIPOND software into an existing software solution for centrally controlling recipe selection. This allows automatic program selection and ensures the product feed is correctly supplied.

 

When production was expanded in 2018, MULTIPOND was chosen once again. The Technical Manager, Ms Janine Brügmann takes a look back: "We received an offer. Very quickly, all specialist departments were sitting around a table. Building on experiences from the previous project, a tailored concept was very successfully realized. Just 8 months later, we put our system, extending over three levels, into operation without any incidents. A project handled most professionally!" The deputy Head of Production adds: "A high standard of hygiene, simple operation and accurately weighed tiny quantities are of the utmost importance to us. MULTIPOND meets these requirements."

Tailored systems for diverse applications

The new MP-36-1000-400-J-S5 weigher is used for mixing traditional and crunchy muesli. Cereals, nuts, oilseeds, chocolate and crunchy flakes are mixed together. The semi-automated process involves transporting the main components either via a bucket conveyor or a lift/tilt unit to the crosshead feeders on the first level of the system. The 36-head weigher, which is split into six segments, is located below the crosshead feeders and weighs 70 packs per minute containing 500gr of bio muesli each down to the exact gram. Another special feature: while the weigher purchased in 2006 was equipped with sensors, the new J Generation has preweighers integrated below the distribution cone segment to increase process reliability.

 

MULTIPOND has been an owner-managed German company since the very beginning. Drawing on more than 70 years' experience in industrial weighing technology, we are a pioneer in this sector. Our success is based on the high qualitative and technical standard of our weighing systems. We consciously commit to a high level of vertical integration, as well as production exclusively in Germany. Customer focus has become our corporate maxim. A team of more than 300 employees commits worldwide to offer our customers from the food and non-food sectors optimized, unique solutions tailored exactly to their requirements at all times. Sales, project planning and service are handled by the headquarters in Germany, by the four subsidiaries in France, the Netherlands, Great Britain and the USA, and by a worldwide network of agents.

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