SANOVO Technology

Global leading technology for handling & processing of eggs

SANOVO Technology Netherlands has a long history that dates back to 1956, when Staalkat was established in Aalten for the production of egg sorting machines. Since 2006 Staalkat has been part of the Danish SANOVO Technology Group. The first machines were wooden frames with a scale mechanism to sort the eggs. From the early 1960s, the machines were gradually exported all over the world. Development has always been a core activity of SANOVO: over the years the capacity of the machines grew to more than 250,000 eggs per hour. In addition to increasing capacity, extremely gentle egg handling and individual egg control were developed and incorporated into the latest machines.

Trusted partner for egg industry

Product development at SANOVO has always taken place in close contact with customers to ensure that the equipment meets their requirements exactly, whether they have a small, medium or large egg production. All machines are developed and built in Aalten and from there shipped all over the world. David Kessels Chief Product & Business Management, Egg Handling NL explains: "SANOVO Technology Netherlands is a competence center, where all aspects of production, development, sales, marketing and training are united. Each machine is installed at the customer's site and comes with training for employees to ensure smooth use of the machines."

High standard food safety

SANOVO wants to contribute with its machines to better food safety worldwide in the field of eggs. David laughs, "we may not be preachers, but we do 'preach' the importance of high food safety. With our know-how and global coverage, we are succeeding quite nicely and can set some kind of standard." SANOVO does this in 3 ways:

  • Monitoring of materials that come into contact with eggs and can damage food safety
  • Traceability upstream and downstream
  • Optimal cleanability of machines

Constant technological innovations

SANOVO Technology is constantly working on technological innovations; every year a completely new machine is developed and launched on the market. SANOVO makes use of the latest developments in camera technology. For this, they work together with TU Twente, TU Eindhoven and Wageningen University & Research. Oost NL recently introduced SANOVO to OnePlanet Research Center in Wageningen to explore the possibility of participating in a sensor research program.

Expansion of current facilities

SANOVO Technology is currently working on a major renovation and expansion of the current location in Aalten. Constant growth in sales and development meant that more space was needed. The premises were also somewhat outdated and spaces could be arranged and used better. Fortunately, the location in Aalten offers enough space for this renovation and expansion. From Aalten, SANOVO can serve the entire world; Schiphol Airport can be reached in an hour and a half, and machines can easily be transported to any part of the world. The three universities of Wageningen, Enschede and Eindhoven are also easily accessible.