SANOVO acquires SonoSteam

SANOVO TECHNOLOGY GROUP buys and takes over the SonoSteam activity from FORCE Technology.

SonoSteam’s technology is a combined application of steam and ultrasound delivered from specially designed nozzles, which technology can provide efficient microbial chemical-free decontamination process, designed for food and non-food surfaces by the nozzle technology with a combination of steam and ultrasound. SonoSteam’s technology applies patented nozzles that produce the combined effect from steam-ultrasound simultaneously. A specially constructed treatment chamber that enhances the SonoSteam disinfection system also has wider use within the food industry including meat, fruits, eggs, vegetables, and dairy products as well as non-food products such as conveyors, food boxes, trays, trolleys, crates and cutting knives, etc.

SonoSteam’s technology has been tested and used industrially in various food industries with success, great effect, and with very satisfactory microbial decontamination results. The SonoSteam technology is environmentally friendly without the use of chemicals and at the same time does not destroy the properties in food and non-food products.

SANOVO acquires all assets, patents, trademarks, name rights, production premises, and 5 members of the technical staff related to the SonoSteam activity and will in the future be a part of SANOVO BIOSECURITY A/S with the current Division Director, Niels Krebs from SonoSteam, continuing as President.

Michael Midskov, CEO of SANOVO TECHNOLOGY GROUP: "We are proud of the acquisition of SonoSteam, which will allow us to offer technical environmental and friendly solutions for the removal and reduction of bacteria on all eggs, table eggs, hatchery eggs, and other food products. With SonoSteam, it is also possible to effectively remove and reduce bacteria on washed plastic trays, pallets, shims, and conveyor belts in the egg industry, as well as in other industries where sterilization and bacteria removal is needed, which is in line with our other business areas outside the egg industry."

Juan Farré, CTO of FORCE Technology: "SonoSteam is a sustainable solution with great global potential in the food industry, but also in many other industries and applications, where microbial and bacterial decontamination is needed. FORCE Technology has spent many years developing and testing SonoSteam, and as a Danish RTO FORCE believes it is time to bring these solutions to the
market. SANOVO is a Danish company with global activities that can bring SonoSteam solutions to the market with their current activities."

Niels Krebs, Division Director of SonoSteam: "I have been involved throughout with the development, test, and installation of SonoSteam's solutions for various industries from the beginning, such as chicken slaughterhouses, hatcheries, egg process industry, fish industry, meat industry, dairy, and other food applications. So far, we have not had the resources and organization necessary to bring SonoSteam commercially forward and reach more broadly in the market, which is why I see a great future for SonoSteam's great potential with the sale to SANOVO. I look forward to continuing to be at the forefront of SonoSteam and to the opportunities the collaboration with SANOVO will bring us."

SANOVO TECHNOLOGY GROUP, headquartered in Denmark, is a global leading company within egg handling and processing equipment, equipment for egg inoculation and harvesting for vaccines, enzymes for enhanced functional egg products, spray drying of liquid egg products and other applications, in-ovo vaccination, hatchery equipment, total supplier of automation and robotics solution to the egg industry.

FORCE Technology is a leading, international technological consulting and service company. We advise and service, among others, the energy and environmental sectors, the oil and gas industry, the electronics, pharmaceutical and food industries, the maritime industry and the public sector. With more than 1,100 employees in more than 30 offices in 6 countries, we help our clients through specialist consulting and training, laboratory services and testing, on-site inspection and measurement as well as unique components and products.

FORCE Technology is an accredited and government approved company.

Michael Midskov

Juan Farré
CTO - FORCE Technology

Niels Krebs
Division Director - FORCE Technology