We keep an eye on your profit, quality and environment

Katoen Natie is a true leader in optical sorting as we offer our customers the most highly advanced sorting technologies available today.
For multiple industries and product types, we identify and remove defective products and foreign material from your prime material by using differences in: color, shape, size, structural proporties, and (bio)chemical composition.

By providing custom-made solutions, we are capable of upgrading your products to the highest-quality standards required by your market applications.

  • Color
  • Shape
  • Size
  • Structural properties
  • (Bio)Chemical composition
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Virgin plastics
Recycling
Agricultural products

What's in it for you?

From contamination to valorization

Some contaminated products are not meant to be thrown away. Imagine that you could reduce your waste, pollution and loss of product.

With our high resolution optical sorting technology, we separate defective products and foreign objects from your prime material so the original product maintains its quality and its value.

By providing custom-made solutions, we are capable of upgrading your products to the highest-quality standards required by your market applicatuions. This is what you get out of it.

  • No more waste

Accurate detection of defects in color, shape, size, structural properties and (bio)chemical composition.

  • Upgrade your product quality

Technology suited for sorting through virgin plastics, engineering polymers and recycled material.

  • Lower the impact on the environment

The outcome? Less waste, a high-quality and non-contaminated end product.

Analysis

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To provide you transparent quality feedback, we use laboratory equipment with ultra-high resolution to inspect samples of your materials for impurities, foreign bodies and/or colour deviations.
You receive the results in detailed data analysis reports. This way you can assure meeting the optical sorting excellence demanded by your customer.

"Through Katoen Natie's optical sorting technology, we have access to state-of-art equipment and technology. Clear and transparent data reports are shared and analyzed with expertise knowledge."

Guillaume Bonifacj

Quality expert Kraton

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    News

    19 July 2023
    Embracing a Greener Future: Introducing Belgium's First Produced Electric Truck
    We are thrilled to share a momentous stride on our journey towards a more sustainable future. Today, we take great pride in announcing the launch of our very first electric truck at Katoen Natie - a groundbreaking achievement made possible by our valued partnership with Volvo Group Volvo Trucks Belgium. As a key step in our unwavering commitment to sustainability, the electrification of our esteemed truck fleet marks a transformative chapter in our organization's environmental efforts. With sustainability at the core of our values, this significant milestone sets the stage for a greener and more efficient logistics landscape. This moment wouldn't have been possible without the invaluable collaboration and support from Volvo Group Volvo Trucks Belgium, a partnership that epitomizes the potential impact of decarbonizing the transport industry on the entire logistics value chain. We are honored to have acquired this groundbreaking electric truck, powered by Volvo, which will play a vital role in servicing our esteemed customer, Atlas Copco. Through this strategic collaboration, we reaffirm our shared dedication to driving sustainable transportation practices. Join us in celebrating this achievement as we embark on a journey towards a cleaner, more sustainable future. At Katoen Natie, we believe that our people truly make the difference, and together, we can pave the way for a brighter and more environmentally responsible tomorrow. 🚚💚 #Sustainability #Innovation #ElectricTruck #GreenerFuture #Collaboration #Logistics #Transportation #KatoenNatie #SustainableTransport #EnvironmentalEfforts
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    05 June 2023
    Crossport Acquisition
    Katoen Natie is pleased to announce the acquisition of Crossport, a logistics service provider that offers warehousing and logistics services in Wachtebeke, near Ghent in Belgium. Following the recent take-over of Transport L'Ecluse, this is a second acquisition that strengthens our market position in the port of Ghent. On the right and left bank of the Ghent - Terneuzen canal, Katoen Natie owns and operates various logistics platforms with a total storage capacity of 375.000 m². By acquiring Crossport, we further expand our footprint in Ghent and we can even serve customers who import/export their cargo via the neighboring ports of Antwerp, Zeebrugge and Terneuzen. Crossport has been founded in 2016 and offers value-added logistics services such as stuffing of containers and cross-docking of general cargo. The company employs 15 people and has a total storage capacity of 120,000 m² of which 51,000 m² are covered. In recent years, the management of Crossport has invested significantly to improve its warehouses and service level. Katoen Natie will follow this path forward and will secure the future growth of Crossport. We are convinced that the combination of Katoen Natie and Crossport will enable us to serve our customers in the port of Ghent even better than before.
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    21 November 2022
    We keep automating.
    The world is changing rapidly: consumers have higher service demands, product availability remains key, labor costs are continuously increasing and available warehouse space is under pressure. Therefore, we keep automating our processes. Katoen Natie Consumer Goods & Industry has recently invested in the Autostore system to convert a conventional solution into an automated solution. The investment in the Autostore system of more than 30.000 totes and 20 robots is done on the logistics platform in Antwerp, the Katoen Natie flagship logistics platform with a capacity of 1.200.000 sqm covered warehouse space. This investment is realized in with the partner Element Logic. More investments in Autostore systems are planned on different European locations. Service providers needs to be able to react to these changes and need to scale up/down capacities in a very flexible way. Autostore helps with this as it allows to order pick a large quantity of products in a very short time frame on a very condensed area. Katoen Natie Consumer Goods and Industry provides logistics services all around the world. Having large multi-customer logistics platforms, owned state-of-the-art WMS solutions, a large pool of skilled and enthusiastic people and focus on innovation, Katoen Natie Consumer Goods & Industry offers highly flexible and tailormade logistic solutions to its customers.
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    12 October 2022
    Our Spirit Campaign
    Since 2017 we organize a yearly cultural index. A survey to measure the satisfaction of our employees. During this first survey we organized, it became clear that with the immense growth of our company and Business Unit, sharing our set of values, goals and practices that we can find in our company bible, became more important then ever. Each year we try to set some new goals on how to keep our employee engagement high, and provide also for them extra added value via culture based actions. Since 2020 we decided to create a dedicated workgroup around ‘Katoen Natie culture’ related topics. A group of people from all layers of our business unit, overall sites, with a heart for Katoen Natie: “The Cultural ambassadors”. A multicultural, divers group of people that share best practices and brainstorm on how they can keep the Katoen Natie Spirit alive. Based on the six cornerstones of our ‘company bible’, we focus on communicating, internally and externally about our culture, engaging our employees, and focus on wellbeing. Some examples of those actions you may have already seen on linkedin, with our ‘Spirit campaign’. A campaign to highlight the most important values of our company bible, explained storywise to and by our employees.
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    11 October 2022
    Loghidden city becomes more green

    Loghidden City is a multi-customer and multi-industry terminal where a maximum of synergy is created. The first warehouses were built in 2003 and currently more than 800.000 m² of warehouse space are occupied.

    As from today, Loghidden City is connected redundantly to the high voltage 36kV grid of Elia (transmission system operator of the Belgian high-voltage grid). This means no power interruptions will happen anymore on this connection due to maintenance.

    All produced wind and solar energy, which will not be consumed by our logistics operations, will be put on the public grid.

    Katoen Natie will continue to invest in more green energy and sustainable applications.

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