Cacao, or is it cocoa?

Our knowledge of product properties enables you to optimize your process 

The difference between cacao and cocoa is that cocoa has been processed with high heat, whereas cacao is not heated during processing. Whether you are producing products with cacao or cocoa, Dinnissen surely can help you to find the right solution for your process. 

Our team of experienced food specialists are truly experts. They know everything there is to know about products like cacao, or cocoa. This knowledge, combined with our technical know-how, our smart way of working, and our strive to be the best enables us to find and produce innovative solutions for your specific production process. 


Cacao processing equipment

Processing lines designed specifically for cacao

Dinnissen offers a wide range of food specific processing equipment. Our Pegasus® Mixer for example, can be tailor-made to meet the strict requirements in the food sector. We have built mixers that are capable of both mixing and moistening (and more!). The fact that multiple processing steps can be done in one single machine make the Pegasus® Mixer a very efficient solution. A custom design, combined with the unique mixing technology of the Pegasus® Mixer and its hygienic features, truly make it the best option for producers working with cacao.

Dinnissen has developed several successful projects for cacao. Below you can find some examples of machines and complete processing lines designed for cacao. 

Some examples of equipment suitable for the processing of cacao

Pegasus 4500 mixer
Big bag filling stations
Centrifugal sifter 4
Sampling System
Pegasus 1000MG drawable mixer
Drum sieve

Our food processing solutions

More information
Unfortunately we can not show all of our projects publicly, as you will undoubtedly understand. 
Please don't hesitate to contact our specialists if you wish to know more about our experience, and what we can do for your specific production process.

Anouk van Veen


Frans Bakker


Han Joosten

Frans Bakker - Chief Commercial Officer

We are quite far ahead of the rest. This is not always easy, but it's always a nice challenge.

Frans Bakker - Chief Commercial Officer




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Tailor-made solution for every problem

What charmed us most about Dinnissen was that they responded perfectly to our questions each time: they jumped right in and quickly came up with a tailor-made solution to each problem.


Jos Falvay- Project manager - Perstorp

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Quadrupled production capacity

In collaboration with Dinnissen, we have quadrupled our production capacity from 3 to 12 tons per hour.


Harald Schmalwieser- Managing Director - Solan

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The importance of hygiene and safety requirements

Dinnissen fully understood the importance of hygiene and safety requirements in our industry. They went the extra mile by providing us with all the necessary documentation, all ATEX drawings, and full traceability.


Anton Vleeshouwers- Project Director - DSM

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Drastically improved feed-quality

90% of our customers with laying hens have already switched to the new feed produced using the Pegasus® mixer and the Thermidor® system.

Egli Mühlen

Kurt Egli- Former manager - Egli Mühlen

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Six-fold increase of total production

Production has gone from 3-5 tons per day to 30 tons per day. That's a six-fold increase in total production.

Nöll & Co.

Michiel de Boer- CEO - Nöll & Co.

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High-quality vacuum coaters

We chose to work with Dinnissen because they supply high-quality vacuum coaters that fit exactly within our production lines.

Olam Group

Arnold Balledux- Global Technical Head Animal Feeds & Vice-president Animal Feed & Protein - Olam Agri

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Service on weekends

One day there was an important issue and one of Dinnissen's engineers immediately took action during the weekend. I have never seen other foreign partners do this.

APTe Japan

Mr. Kimio Aono- Founder - APTe Japan

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Filled three complete factories

Dinnissen has filled an entire factory for us with a complete production line, on three different occasions. They just get it right: from mixers and sifters to sampling and automation.

Jonker & Schut

Erik Schut- Managing Director - Jonker & Schut

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Mixers have been running 30 years

Dinnissen machines may not be the cheapest in terms of purchase price, but in terms of value for money, there are none better. Our Dinnissen mixer has been running extremely reliably for 30 years.

VDV Group

Adwin van der Vorst- Directeur - VDV Group

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Technicians, not salespeople

Dinnissen's representatives strive for the best solutions. They are engineers first and salespeople second.

Van Zutven

Frans van Zutven- Founder and Director - Van Zutven

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Customized mixers

Dinnissen thought along with us from start to finish. For example, they used existing drawings for these new mixers to save us costs in the engineering phase.


Pieter Gorter- Project Manager - ForFarmers

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Fully automated sampling

We considered several machine developers, but the high quality of the Dinnissen machines and the competence and commitment of the employees were decisive for us.


Arjan van Dijk- Project Manager - Ausnutria

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Mixing time of 60 seconds per batch

Previously, we had standard times in the mixing process of 14 - 15 minutes. With the Pegasus® mixer we achieve a mixing time of 60 seconds per batch.


Lothar Pixa- Director - Planta

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World player in process technology

To realize production processes of the best quality, we work closely with Dinnissen: One of the strongest players in the world in process technology and hygienic design.


Gerben Koopmans- Project Engineering Manager - Nestlé

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No challenge is too big

At Dinnissen, they think in terms of challenges, not problems. They don't give up and keep going until there is a solution that satisfies all parties.

United Petfood

Martin Sonneveld- Production Director - United Petfood Waalwijk

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