Food industry

As a player within the food industry, you often generate food losses. These formes foodstuffs from industrial companies (bakeries, producers of breakfast cereals, sweets, chocolate, …) and the retail sector (packaged goods) are transformed by Trotec into a basic ingredient for animal feed.

Your food upcycling partner

Trotec has a very active approach to partnership. With you we identify a bespoke solution that reduces and optimises your food losses. To that end we develop automated solutions that can be seamlessly integrated to become a fully fledged part of your production process. This holistic approach enables us to take on responsibility for these products, provide an efficient food-safe solution and increase the value of your products in the most suitable and financially attractive way. Win-win!

Why partner up with Trotec?

Processing by-products creates a lot of added value for food companies. Trotec’s innovative production technologies ensure that the secondary flows remain in the food chain.

So working with Trotec contributes to a strong circular economy. At the same time you help reduce the ecological footprint and ensure that appropriate verifiable sustainability, CO2 emissions and food recovery targets can be set.

As a food company, this is information you would want to tell the world about in your press releases and annual reports.

A win-win situation.

Trotec stands for worry-free service, full partnership, 24h/7d and future-oriented!

Installation automated filling and tilting system

Installation automated filling and tilting system

Trotec offers customer-focused automated filling and tilting systems to load the by-products into containers in an easy and ergonomic way.

Registration with IoT

Registration with IoT

These filling systems run on innovative software that registers the weight and/or volume of by-products. This IoT application enables the transport department to optimize the logistics process. Online reports give the producer insight into the generated production waste.



Bio boxes are used for smaller volumes.

These hard-wearing containers can be reused after a thorough clean in an automated washing system. The use of bio boxes helps to reduce the share of disposable or lost packing material.

Collection & transport

Collection & transport

The process begins with the pick-up of secondary flows at the food company with our own transport solution. Pick-ups are mainly done with containers specially designed for food products.

Unpacking and separating

Unpacking and separating

With a state-of-the-art unpacking system packing material is efficiently separated from the basic raw materials.
We always look for the most sustainable solution with regards to the separated packaging. Nothing goes to waste.

We valorize following products into a basic ingredient for animal feed

Trotec processes both packed and unpacked food products (in bulk) from the food industry and the retail sector. Thermal treatment is an absolute must from a microbiological perspective. The focus is therefore primarily put on food products with a dry matter content of at least 40%.

Bread & biscuits

From (industrial) bakeries


Surpluses from potato processing companies


Chocolate producers

Grain products

Breakfast cereals, mueslis


Recuperation of various sweets

Packed products

Surpluses from the retail sector