Business unit VDL Insect Systems
Geert Poels – Business Development Manager

Business unit VDL Insect Systems

30 March 2022

In 2020, VDL Agrotech took its first steps in insect feeding systems. Since then, the company has worked hard to expand its organisation and product portfolio. This has resulted in the establishment of the business unit VDL Insect Systems by VDL Groep.

VDL Insect Systems

VDL Insect systems contributes in making the feed and food sector more sustainable through the development of “Standard Smart Solutions and Systems” for insect production. VDL Insect Systems offers insect growers the possibilities to produce cost-efficient against classic protein sources, by offering technology and equipment to solve production challenges. They also serve the industry with “Custom engineering and Manufacturing”.

Geert Poels started as Business Development Manager in September 2021. Together with 2 project engineers they form the basis of VDL Insect Systems, where necessary knowledge and manpower are acquired from other VDL companies, such as VDL Agrotech.

"I am very pleased to develop the business unit VDL Insect Systems  as an organisation and  to contribute to making the feed and food sector more sustainable by offering insect breeders the opportunity to produce efficient on a large scale.

With the support and knowledge of VDL Groep and the strong motivation within our team we will make this a great success.

At this moment we are focusing on the development and delivery of equipment  and exploring new area’s for further innovations. Our goal is to grow VDL Insect Systems into a fully-fledged organization within the VDL Groep". 

Geert Poels – Business Development Manager

Product portfolio

The product portfolio consists of standard solutions (Standard Smart Solutions and Systems) and custom solutions (Custom Engineering and Manufacturing).

With the Standard Smart Solutions and Systems they focus on black soldier fly and mealworms and offer solutions for the feed plant, climate, crates, logistic handling  and washing.  

For customised solutions the product development team can be a full turnkey partner for mechanical engineering by applying their extensive knowledge of effective and hygienic engineering for the insect industry.

VIV Europe 2022

During VIV Europe (31 May - 2 June) VDL Insect Systems will present themselves on the joint stand with VDL Agrotech and VDL Jansen, Stand: 11.B034.

For now you can have a look at the website and you can follow VDL Insect Systems on LinkedIn. There they will post regular updates on their activities.

Foodtech cluster VDL Groep

The VDL companies working in the Foodtech cluster focus on innovation and making the food chain more sustainable. They do this by developing and producing inventive processing and packaging machines and systems that are supplied to the global food industry, but they also develop and produce machines and systems for food production itself.

VDL Groep, headquartered in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, is an international industrial family business with 105 operating companies, spread throughout 19 countries, with around 15,000 employees.