“We are here to translate core technology into smart technical solutions to accelerate the insect industry growth”

As global food demand is rising, our current forms of food production are facing major challenges. Whether in animal production or aquaculture, new protein sources, such as insects, are quickly becoming sustainable alternatives for the classic protein sources. To meet this demand, insect growers must be enabled to produce competitively and at a larger scale.

VDL Insect Systems offers the technology and equipment to solve production challenges for the insect sector. Our solutions range from engineering support for upscaling, components and complete systems for feedstock reception, preparation, storage and transport, reproduction breeding, rearing and processing to end-products.

The broad network and industry activities of VDL contribute actively to the industrialization of the insect sector, by linking the insect production to the growing demand for sustainable proteins for the poultry, aquaculture, pet food and food industries. 

Strength through cooperation

VDL Insect Systems is part of VDL Groep. 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. The VDL companies break down into five divisions: Mobility, Science – Technology & Health, Energy & Sustainability, Infratech and Foodtech.

VDL Groep innovates through a combination of craftsmanship, entrepreneurship and high-quality machinery. The group of companies combines the clout of a multinational with the flat organization and open, informal working atmosphere of a family business, where priority is given to growth opportunities and continuity. Strength through cooperation is the cornerstone of VDL Groep.

VDL Insect Systems approach

VDL Insect Systems offers a complete range of products and services, ranging from feeding, breeding, rearing, climate and processing solutions, with focus on Black Soldier Flies, Mealworms and Lesser mealworms. Based on our modular and scalable approach, VDL Insect Systems provides solutions for each production phase and factory capacity size.

By combining our knowledge of insects and experience in animal production, feed storage and preparation, food processing, polymers, packaging and climate control systems, we can provide solutions for any size of plant or provide OEM solutions according to specifications.

"We are here to translate core technology into smart technical solutions to accelerate the insect industry growth."