Food industry

  • Zeppelin Systems fresh baked goods
  • Systems and solutions for extended shelf life goods
  • Zeppelin Systems and solutions for confectionery
  • Zeppelin Systems and solutions for baby food
  • Zeppelin Systems and solutions for cereals
  • Zeppelin Systems and solutions for spices finished mixes
  • Zeppelin Systems and solutions for beverages

Food is our passion

No need to make any compromises especially in demanding tasks within the bakery, confectionery and baby food industries, but instead allow the leading experts to design and construct your system. Zeppelin is the market leader within the industry.

No other company can boast such extensive experience in the construction of modern systems within the food technology sector. Customers from the food industry especially appreciate our comprehensive know-how in all areas of handling raw materials: the receipt, storage, discharging, conveying, processing, metering, mixing and controlling of raw materials. We develop outstanding solutions in all areas.

Our range is impressive:
  • Fresh baked goods
  • Cereals
  • Extended shelf-life baked goods
  • Finished mixes/baking additives
  • Pasta products
  • Spices
  • Confectionery
  • Instant beverages
  • Dairy products
  • Baby food

Interesting videos from Zeppelin Systems

TechTalk with Stephen Marquardt

Presentation PetFood Forum 2021

Testimonials From Real Customers

  • Project: Raw Ingredient Process Handling System for Bread and Bun Plant in La Crosse, WI, USA.

    “Zeppelin has been an ideal partner, they’ve been responsive to our needs throughout our project from concept to implementation. Their services are critical to our company’s operations and to our success”.
    Brad Clarkin, Director of Production Operations, Kwik Trip, Inc.

  • Project: Material Handling System (Four Silos and Five Material Handling Lines) for new plant in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada.

    “Entire group is very knowledgeable with a great sense of urgency and detail. Great experience working with Zeppelin.”
    Derek Mantha, GMM, General Manager Bakery Commissary, Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd.


Stephen Marquardt

Director Food Processing Plants

Tel. +1 813 280 7831

Lisa Arato

Regional Sales Engineer Midwest and Canada

Tel. +1 813 280 7867

Eric Kartlick

Regional Sales Manager South East and North East USA

Tel. +1 813 280 7830

David Rodrigues

Sales Engineer for USA West Coast and Latin America

Tel. +1 813 280 7832

The star for your starches

  • Zeppelin Systems starch from maiz

    Starch from maiz

  • Zeppelin Systems starch from wheat

    Starch from wheat

  • Zeppelin Systems starch from potatos

    Starch from potatos

  • Zeppelin Systems starch from tapioka

    Starch from tapioka

Get to the cutting edge in processing starch, starch derivates and proteins with the all-encompassing process solutions from Zeppelin Systems

For decades, starch has been the uncontested multitalent in the food processing industry: In its traditional form, it is not only perfect for binding sauces, in cake batter, fruit preparations or confectionery; the raw material from corn, wheat, potatoes and the like also forms the basis for numerous other derivatives such as starch-based sugar. Their special properties are used in infant nutrition, sports nutrition, baked goods, beverages and convenience products – for larger volumes, better consistency, longer shelf life and lower crystallization tendency. Many processing steps are necessary for the starch, their derivatives or proteins to develop their desired effect to the maximum. We at Zeppelin Systems ensure that each of the individual processing steps contributes to a perfect end result that will pay out for you. From storage & transport to dosing and preparation.

Applications for starch and proteins

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Starch is like gold

When it comes to starch and co.: maximum possible care down to the smallest detail

The road from raw material to a processable (starch) product is as long as it is intricate. And this is exactly where the incredible potential sits. Based on decades of experience, we have managed to optimize each individual step to the highest level. You can count on uncompromising product quality, and, what’s more, you can benefit from an extremely high overall plant efficiency. Keyword efficiency: Of course, we also offer customized automation and service solutions for starch processing.

Conveying catered to the product

When it comes to conveying sensitive bulk materials such as agglomerated starches or special proteins, “one size fits all” is definitely the wrong way to go. Instead, we offer you a variety of product-specific conveyor systems with the appropriate processes for each: This ranges from air conveying in positive and negative pressure operation and protective gas-superimposed pneumatics to secondary air conveying and plug conveying. We deliver whatever you require!

Conveying Systems

Efficient discharge of bulk materials

Bridging, poor flow – but easy handling thanks to innovative technology: We ensure that starches and their derivatives are discharged with maximum efficiency in your operations. Within a silo, for example, this is made possible by vibrating floors, hoppers, and special fluidized bed systems. The latter are particularly suitable for fluidizable bulk solids, air is passed through a semi-permeable fluidized bed to assure a smooth discharge.


Homogeneous mixing results

When it comes to homogenization, we at Zeppelin Systems rely on silos with sintered fluidized bed materials. And for good reason: This technology allows larger flakes to remain intact so that even large batches can be processed without any issues. Depending on the bulk density, our homogenizing silos can hold up to 60 tons of starch products. We use either polyethylene or – for applications in the temperature range above 70°C – stainless steel as fluidized bed lining.

Mixing Solutions

Exact dosing and mixing

You need precision? Have we got news for you. This is right up our alley and you will directly benefit from our know-how. We not only provide you with all components needed for batch weighing, but also differential proportioning scales including control from a single source: whether fully automatic small or medium component systems or high performance weighing systems to dose flowing and poorly flowing dry materials.


Gentle hydrating & coating

Take advantage of our innovative DymoMixTMsystem. Originally developed for bread doughs, the hydrating system works as a pre-mixer between dosing and further processing. What is so special about this additional production step? Wetting the powdered components with water or oil immediately produces a homogeneous mixture.


Continuous further processing

If powdered raw materials such as gluten, potato or pea proteins are to be processed into meat substitute products, our Codos NT continuous kneader fits the bill. This powerful system mixes the various recipe ingredients with water and oil to form a perfectly homogeneous dough.

Codos NT

Our performance plus

Industrial scale testing at Zeppelin Systems

Testing is good, but testing on a 1:1 scale and under real conditions is better. Make sure that your plant is optimally designed for the properties of the raw material – for optimum output in every respect. For this purpose, our state-of-the-art technical center at the Friedrichshafen site is available to you, equipped with all systems and components relevant to the plastics industry in terms of process technology.

Industrial Scale Testing

Service without compromises

Your plant should do one thing above all: run and deliver. To achieve this, we provide you with reliable, professional service. Rely on our worldwide service network with the best advice and extremely fast spare parts supply for minimized downtimes. If required, we are of course also at your side digitally: from virtual troubleshooting to online-supported commissioning.

Service without compromise

Process control, state of the art

The goal: maximum availability. The way to achieve it: highly automated process control and logistics management systems from Zeppelin Systems. Convince yourself of our competence and solve even the most complex tasks quickly and efficiently.

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Our solutions for solids and liquids

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