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The customer's success is our target

KRONEN counts on a sustainable, holistic approach: We offer high-level competences in consulting and planning, in close cooperation with our partners from industry and research from around the world.

We consider ourselves as initiator of ideas delivering innovative, tailor-made solutions in the interest and for the benefit of our customers.

Our goal is to support the business success of our customers by this means and to guarantee the production of fresh and healthy food.

Whether you need a stand-alone machine or an entire processing line – KRONEN is your reliable partner with 40 years of experience.

Besides the high quality standards one of our main strength is to answer the individual requirements of our customers flexibly and efficiently and to meet them with tailor-made solutions.

Virtual project engineering – including the integrated use of production drawings and 3D layouts as well as visualization – and the successful realization of individual vegetable, salad and fruit processing solutions you can take for granted.

Combined strategies for the optimization of water use in the fresh-cut processing industry

Objective: Provide the fresh-cut industry with a comprehensive solution, the aqUAFRESH solution, which is anticipated to revolutionize a segment in constant growth as is the fresh-cut fruits and vegetables sector:

  • This new system will provide the fresh-cut industry with an alternative to traditional chlorine based disinfection systems whilst continuing to guarantee food safety.
  • Prototyping of a new industrial washing process designed to apply new innocuous treatments more efficiently, increasing the sustainability of water and energy use.

Time to completion: June 2017-June 2019


Sponsored by the:             Financed by: Eurostars Programme

More: www.aquafreshproject.eu and Flyer Aquafresh

Contact: Eric Lefebvre, eric.lefebvre@kronen.eu, Tel:  +49 7854 96 46 431


Intelligently controlled thermal process in an apple washing line to reduce germ load at Fresh-cut products

Objective: Hygienize apples for Fresh-cut fruit salads to reduce food’s spoiling rate and to increase consumers’ safety:

  • Not just wash apples, but to also hygienize them in a gentle way and without using any additives or chemicals. It is planned to develop an innovative plant and process in order to do so. The system is supposed to be integrated into an existing processing line easily and flexibly.
  • By using temperature guided and controlled processes microbial pathogens which are spoiling food and pathogenic germs harming humans are reduced both by a maximum.
  • Due to the insulation of the new system it is optimized for the Fresh-cut industry, since it can be implemented in cold rooms without any disadvantages.

Time to completion: May 2016-November 2018

Funded by:
Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy by decision of the German Bundestag 

More: Flyer DECONWA

Contact: Eric Lefebvre, eric.lefebvre@kronen.eu, Tel:  +49 7854 96 46 431


Innovative process to increase the microbial safety of packaged Fresh-cut salads by monitoring and hygienization of process water

Objective: Hygienize process water in a salad washing machine for ready-to-eat and Fresh-cut salads without using additives such as sodium chloride:

  • Increase consumers‘ safety due to a new method of hygienization based on a high redox potential
  • Taking the real conditions on-site into account, pathogenic germs harming plants and humans are minimized in the process water 
  • Reducing potable water consumption and thus decreasing costs, which is due to an optimum water use during the washing process by deploying cycle management.

Time to completion: February 2017-January 2019

Funded by: Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture by decision of the German Bundestag 

More: Press Release, 19 June 2018

Contact: Eric Lefebvre, eric.lefebvre@kronen.eu, Tel:  +49 7854 96 46 431

We have comprehensive competences: The highly qualified KRONEN Project Team works in a target-oriented way and develops and plans in close cooperation with our partners from industry and research.

And we consult you in regards to a hygienic, safe and ressource-efficient automated production.

Contact us – we are looking forward to your request and will be happy to consult you:


Eric Lefebvre

Managing Director
Technical Director

Tel:  +49 7854 96 46 431
Fax: +49 7854 96 46 5431