The Nauta brand comes from the founder of Nautamix, Johannes Ewardus Nauta (1890-1957). In 1923 he started a factory in Haarlem where he started making machines for the animal feed industry. In 1946 he developed a conical mixer with a rotating conveyor screw that rotated along the boiler wall; the Nauta mixer was born.

Soon, the Nauta mixer was sold worldwide and Nautamix grew into a company with at its peak 150 employees and branches in Haarlem and Assen, Netherlands. The Nauta mixer became a well-known concept in process technology and gradually also a generic name for all conical screw mixers.

In 1982, Nautamix was taken over by the Hosokawa Micron Group.

Nauta is a protected trademark, registered (®) in the name of Hosokawa Micron B.V. for the relevant classes relating to process-technological installations in many countries, including the European Union, United States, China and Russia.

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