Schenck Process FPM bolsters European presence with new French legal entity

Lyon base will deliver integrated material handling systems for food production firms in EMEA

Lyon, France, August 29th 2023 – Schenck Process Food and Performance Materials (FPM) recently announced the opening of a new engineering and project fulfillment facility in Lyon, France.

The market leader for high-performing, reliable and integrated process technology solutions – is strengthening its offering for producers on the European mainland with the launch of a new EMEA base.

A multi-lingual team will support customers in the provision of material handling and processing systems and services, with a particular focus on the food industry, as well as those in the performance materials sectors. Schenck Process FPM is known for its premium systems which handle materials end-to-end, for manufacturing brands globally.

With a knowledgeable European engineering team based in France, Schenck Process FPM will support producers requiring systems and support suitable for local regulatory and production requirements in EMEA.

Customers who engage Schenck Process FPM to engineer and supply their project requirements, will be able to visit the Lyon base to meet the execution team and inspect the systems prior to delivery and installation.

Christof Erben, Director of Project Engineering, EMEA said, “The opening of our new European office is the culmination of several years of planning and investment, and I’m excited about what we can achieve in the region. The food industry here is full of opportunity and Schenck Process FPM is ideally placed to facilitate growth for customers based in Europe.”

Alex Sorarrain Mendieta, Manager OF Systems & Projects, EMEA, added “Every project we work on is unique, which is why being close to our customers is so beneficial. We’re looking forward to extending our partnerships in the region to help more food sector firms meet their objectives around efficiency, sustainability and profitability.”

For more information, email:

Schenck Process FPM recently became a division of Coperion – a Hillenbrand operating company.

About Schenck Process FPM

Schenck Process FPM, a division of Coperion, which is part of Hillenbrand, is a global leader in business process solutions for the food and performance materials industries, featuring brands such as Baker Perkins, Kemutec and Raymond Bartlett Snow. Schenck Process FPM end-to-end solutions focus on outcomes and extend from engineering design and specification to project management, implementation and support. Headquartered in Kansas City, MO, the FPM business employs 1,300 employees across the U.S., U.K., Brazil and Thailand and serves customers in more than 150 countries, driving revenue of more than $500 million (FY2022). For more information, visit   

About Hillenbrand

Hillenbrand (NYSE: HI) is a global industrial company that provides highly-engineered, mission-critical processing equipment and solutions to customers in over 100 countries around the world. Our portfolio is composed of leading industrial brands that serve large, attractive end markets, including durable plastics, food, and recycling. Guided by our Purpose — Shape What Matters For Tomorrow™ — we pursue excellence, collaboration, and innovation to consistently shape solutions that best serve our associates, customers, communities, and other stakeholders. To learn more, visit:

About Coperion

Coperion ( is a global industry and technology leader in compounding and extrusion systems, sorting, size reduction and washing systems, feeding systems, bulk material handling and services. Coperion develops, produces, and services plants, machinery, and components for the plastics and plastics recycling industry as well as the chemical, batteries, food, pharmaceutical and minerals industries. Coperion employs 4,000 people in its three divisions, Polymer, Food, Health & Nutrition, and Aftermarket Sales & Service, and in its 40 sales and service companies worldwide. Coperion is an Operating Company of Hillenbrand (NYSE: HI), a global industrial company that provides highly- engineered, mission-critical processing equipment and solutions to customers serving a wide variety of industries around the world.

Stay connected

Subscribe to keep up to date with current perspectives, events, white papers and more.