Tummers tour surprises chairman of trade association
Last week, the new chairman of the Dutch trade association for technology (FME) Theo Henrar visited the Tummers Group. Our team then provided a tour that really amazed our guest: “What a magnificent manufacturing company!”, was his first response.
The new chairman’s visit to our company was part of his introductory tour amongst the members of trade association FME. This organization is committed to strengthening the position of the Dutch technological industries. FME believes that this sector not only helps to solve issues in energy transition and healthcare, but also contributes to a sustainable food chain. As contributors to this cause, a visit to Tummers Food Processing Solution was an easy choice.
As an international supplier of equipment for the food processing industry, we are globally working together with partners to offer tailor-made turn key innovative solutions. Our product range all about sustainable food processing. We are continuously developing new solutions based on the optimal combination of raw material and energy consumption, together with the highest possible yield and as little product waste as possible.
Our visitor also got a brief view on our history: founder Fons Tummers started out in 1976 as a machine building company and a local maintenance partner, after which his son Erwin held various positions within the company. When he took over the organization in 2016, he became CEO of the Tummers Group, which today operates internationally with three different companies. “Amazing how they continuously work hard to take their company to the next level”, the FME chairman states.
‘Amazing piece of Innovation’
In addition, Henrar and our team discussed various challenges such as an appropriate rewarding system, staff shortage in the technology sector and the scarcity of resources in the world market. During his tour, the FME-chairman also viewed our new workshop. He reacted impressed to the sound-absorbing walls and ceilings, the sustainable climate control system and our plan for a rainwater reservoir and five hundred solar panels on the roof: “This SME showed an amazing piece of innovation!”
Not only our product range, but also our business operations strongly focus on innovation and sustainability. For example, multiple parking lots are already equipped with electric charging stations and we seperate our waste flows as much as possible. In addition, we no longer use natural gas in our new building and our sister company Tummers Plaatbewerking will re-direct the heat from laser cutting processes to heat their buildings. “I was very impressed with everything I heard and saw,” Henrar concluded.