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Hosokawa Micron B.V. is specialist in the design, manufacture and supply of powder processing systems and equipment for the mechanical and thermal processing of dry and wet powders. Located in Doetinchem in the Netherlands, the company is expert in mixing, drying and agglomeration technologies. Hosokawa Micron B.V. is a member of the Hosokawa Micron Group.

The company's strong emphasis on system design capability is backed up by extensive test centre and tolling facilities to support you in finding optimal solutions for your applications. This service is supported by a group of process, mechanical, electrical and project engineering specialists each with specific know how for the design and performance of complete systems and plants.

Full support is offered with regard to installation and construction, commissioning, on-site inspection, repair, preventative maintenance and spare parts services, this to ensure operational reliability, optimal performance of the equipment and customer satisfaction.

  • Company history

    Nautamix HaarlemIn 1923, Mr. J.E. Nauta founded the company Nautamix in Haarlem. This was the birth of today's globally active Hosokawa Micron B.V. From the very beginning, our history has been characterised by innovative drive. We have compiled the highlights from over 90 years in our archives.

    • 1923 Foundation of Nauta in Haarlem by Mr. J.E. Nauta as a jobber.
    • 1928 Foundation of N.V. Internationale Spinpot Exploitatie Maatschappij (ISEM) in Doetinchem.
    • 1939 Foundation of Machinefabriek Vrieco in Zelhem.
    • 1939 Mr. Nauta invents the conical (batch) mixing principle and produces his first mixing machines, later the company was renamed Nautamix.
    • 1954 Schuurmans & Van Ginneken erects Schugi as an independent company for machinery.
    • 1965 Nautamix in Haarlem erects a manufacturing facility in Assen.
    • 1968 Hosokawa Micron Japan first relation with Nautamix for selling mixers in Japan.
    • 1982 Hosokawa Micron in Japan acquires Nautamix Haarlem and Assen.
    • 1983 Hosokawa Micron acquires Vrieco and ISEM.
    • 1987 Bepex USA acquires Schugi.
    • 1987 Nautamix Haarlem and Assen, Vrieco Zelhem and Isem Doetinchem merge into Hosokawa Micron B.V.
    • 1992 Hosokawa Micron Japan acquires Bepex USA, including Schugi.
    • 1993 Hosokawa Micron B.V. relocate all their operations to a new premises in Doetinchem.
    • 2000 Schugi is merged into Hosokawa Micron B.V. and relocates to Doetinchem.
  • Hosokawa Micron Group

    Hosokawa Micron Group head office, OsakaHosokawa Micron B.V. is a member of the Hosokawa Micron Group, a world leader in providing process solutions in the fields of powder and particle technology and blown film technology.

    The Hosokawa Micron Group is a publicly traded corporation, headquartered in Japan, with sales and technology facilities working with customers across six continents to develop processing solutions in a range of industrial sectors.

    The full global network of Hosokawa Micron companies, their knowledge, expertise and specialist technologies are an available resource for those processors seeking advice, processing innovation and inspired design to enable them to maintain the highest manufacturing standards and competitive advantage.

    For more information, visit www.hosokawamicron.com.

  • Brands
    • Alpine
      The brand name Alpine has a rich history that goes back more than a century. In 1987, Alpine AG was acquired by the Hosokawa Micron Group.
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    • Hosokawa Micron
      The name Hosokawa Micron was established in 1960 when Hosokawa Iron Works changed their name and integrated it with their main brand 'Micron'.
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    • Nauta
      In 1939, Johannes Ewardus Nauta developed the Nauta mixer. His company Nautamix was acquired by the Hosokawa Micron Group in 1982.
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    • Schugi
      Schugi is an abbreviation of the names of the founders: Schuurmans and Van Ginneken. In 1992, the Schugi company was acquired by Hosokawa Micron.
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    • Vrieco
      The brand name Vrieco comes from the 'Machinefabriek Vrieco' company, which was acquired by the Hosokawa Micron Group in 1983.
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  • Innovation

    Being a leader in mixing, drying & agglomeration technologies, Hosokawa Micron is constantly seeking for improvement, new technologies and new applications. Frequently, new developments take place in co-operation with our customers and with the use of our well equipped Test Centres, where all our equipment is available at a semi-industrial scale. Many times equipment is modified in order to meet the customers’ requirements for individual processes.

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    Innovation Hub

    As part of Hosokawa Micron B.V.'s activities to nurture future talent, we co-founded the ‘Innovation Hub Doetinchem’. The purpose of the Innovation Hub is to help educate a new generation of skilled professionals by offering research assignments and internships. Moreover, students provide fresh, new insights and are a continuous source of innovative ideas.

    Innovatiehub Doetinchem


  • Opening hours

    Office / Reception
    Monday - Friday: 08:00 - 17:00

    Goods in / out
    Monday - Friday: 07:30 - 16:30


Hosokawa Micron B.V. is certified in accordance with NEN-EN-ISO 14001:2015. This certification requires the implementation of an Environmental Management System consisting of requirements to ensure that all processes related to the environment are routinely identified, assessed and managed. Unique to the certification of Hosokawa Micron is that it covers not just some, but all environmental themes of ISO 14001: air, soil, energy, waste, water, noise and hazardous substances.