Geelen Counterflow

Welcome to the world's leading supplier of counterflow dryers and coolers for feed and food. We supply the most energy efficient dryers and coolers, with the highest standards of sanitation and the lowest maintenance costs. We have installed over 6500 machines in more than 100 countries.

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Peter Schreursweg 38 , Haelen , Limburg 6081 NX Netherlands

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Globally (various continents)

Geelen Counterflow is world market leader in counterflow dryers and coolers for the feed and food industry.

Counterflow drying and cooling plays an important role in making feed and food both safe and sustainable. By further developing and applying this technology worldwide we make a contribution to the needs of “People, Planet & Profit”.

Established in 1980, the company is based in the south east of the Netherlands, where all research, engineering, manufacturing and assembly operations are located. There are regional sales and service offices in the USA, China and Argentina.

99% of sales is exported, the majority outside of Europe, with over 6500 machines installed in over 100 countries. 

Geelen Counterflow was founded in 1980, initially as a technical services company to the animal feed industry. However, the invention of the counterflow cooler by one of the founders lead to the company dedicating itself to counterflow cooling and drying.

In the early 1980’s counterflow coolers were only used for cooling of pelleted animal feed in Europe, but the founders realized that a broader base was needed to offset the vulnerability of technological specialization. New applications were developed in petfood, fishfeed, food, etc. and new geographical markets were opened. Counterflow technology was further developed for use in drying processes.

The company grew from three employees in 1980 to around 80 employees today with 12000 m2 of factories and offices. In 1997 a new generation has taken over from the founders. Feed mills of the early days are still amongst the thousands of satisfied users of the original counterflow coolers today. In addition Geelen Counterflow now supplies counterflow coolers and dryers to the world's largest feed and food producers.