Erich Kurt Todtenhaupt, Managing Director
When it comes to the chemical manufacturing industry, mixing technology is considered one of the most quintessential processes as the final product quality heavily depends on the quality of the mixing procedure. Low-quality mixing can lead to non-homogeneous final products that lack the required consistency and attributes like colour, chemical composition, texture, flavour, particle size and reactivity. As agitators and mixers are no longer considered as generic production tools, but critical business efficiency tools, effective mixing process with appropriate agitators and mixers can result in higher productivity, lower operational costs and shorter cycle times.
Responding to these needs with a zeal of technological prowess is Ekato Group, a world market leader in mixing technology offering customized mixing solutions. EKATO supplies state-of-the-art process plants for the cosmetic, personal care, pharmaceutical, chemical, and food industries. Three OEMs provide tailor-made solutions for all branches of the process industry: Ekato RMT, leading in process technology for more than 85 years, designs and produces agitators and reactors for liquid applications and is the largest company of the EKATO GROUP. At the same time, Ekato Fluid manufactures modular, standardized industrial agitators for the chemical industry as well as for biodiesel and bioethanol applications. And then there is Ekato Systems that specializes in turnkey units for the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industry (Ekato Unimix), and mixers and dryers for processing solids (Ekato Solidmix).
The company is backed by a team of highly experienced experts who use their know-how to develop innovative solutions for the most demanding process engineering tasks.
Alongside, they can adapt a wide range of agitators and processes throughout all the steps comprising mixing, drying, hydrogenation, homogenization.During the R&D process, the data generated from the labs is generally not sufficient enough to design the production plant. The interaction of chemistry, physical parameters and instrumental boundary conditions in complex processes is usually determined in pilot plants. Staying abreast of this prerequisite, a number of lab and pilot plants across Ekato’s laboratories are used for carrying out experiments related to advanced mixing solutions.
The company consults and accompanies its customers throughout their entire customer journey.
Apart from Ekato’s impressive roster of products, the company’s collaborative approach with their clients is also what sets them apart in this industry. The company consults and accompanies its customers throughout their entire customer journey. Beginning with the initial idea, through possible trials and subsequent scale-up into the industrial mixing process, to the actual mixing system - or even to the turnkey process plant—the group of experts at Ekato advise and support the client throughout all the development steps. They include analysis of available data, conducting tests, Evaluation of test and simulation results, Conceptual design and construction of the optimal mixing system, along with tips around the development of new impellers or mixing systems.
Given that every development with EKATO is based on decades of expertise in the physical and chemical fundamentals of mixing processes and procedures, it is quite understandable how they have become a market leader in offering optimized mixing technology to all process-oriented industries. Already represented worldwide by subsidiaries across Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, South Africa, and the USA, as well as a network of trading partners, the company wants to grow further and guarantee reliable products for the process industry in the days to come.