Metalworking is useful in a wide range of applications in the food industry, such as appliances, installations or machines. In most cases this is stainless steel, but solutions in aluminium, carbon steel and copper are also possible. At Vanderscheuren nv we have handled metalworking jobs for SMEs and large companies in the food industry for over 65 years. These can include semi-finished metal products as well as fully-assembled and tested end products, as piecework or in series. Is your company located in Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg or Northern France?

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Metalworking at Vanderscheuren nv

An overview of our metalworking techniques and the associated dimensional restrictions:

CNC turning

  • diameters ranging from 4 mm to 800 mm
  • lengths of up to 1,400 mm


  • lengths ranging from 10 mm to 6,000 mm
  • widths ranging from 10 mm to 800 mm
  • heights ranging from 5 mm to 600 mm

Robotic welding

  • lengths of up to 4,900 mm
  • widths of up to 800 mm
  • heights of up to 700 mm

Laser cutting

  • surfaces of 3,000 mm by 1,500 mm
  • sheet thickness of up to 20 mm

Autogenous welding

  • surfaces of 6000 mm by 1,500 mm
  • sheet thickness of up to 300 mm


  • lengths of up to 4 m

All dimensions are possible for the following:

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Metalwork that meets the highest requirements

Materials and objects that often come into contact with food are subject to European quality requirements and guidelines. To protect human health, material components may not migrate into foodstuffs. At Vanderscheuren nv we are keenly aware of the requirements relating to the metalworking of products, appliances, installations, machines and surfaces in the food industry, choosing to mainly work with stainless steel.

Stainless steel in the food industry


The smoother the stainless steel finish, the more difficult it is for bacteria to attach to the material. A polished stainless steel finish therefore meets strict hygiene and health requirements.

Resistant against chemicals and corrosion

Stainless steel is a corrosion and acid-resistant material and does not react to cleaning products or aggressive foods, such as vinegar, salt, blueberry juice or lemon juice.


Stainless steel does not contaminate food. The material is neutral and does not emit any harmful substances or particles.


Stainless steel is very easy to clean. It is smooth and corrosion-resistant, does not secrete harmful substances, and makes it difficult for bacteria to attach themselves.


Stainless steel equipment can withstand very high temperatures and retains its shape at all times.


At Vanderscheuren nv we have sophisticated machines and can easily reshape, cut or weld stainless steel by means of seamless welding seams.

Metalwork according to a well thought-out design

At Vanderscheuren nv we pay special attention to the design of your solution. Our engineers take the following into account:

  • Certain stainless steel alloys are more resistant to corrosion than others.
  • Our experts avoid seams, cracks and right angles in design to avoid adhesion by or build-up of bacteria.
  • The design must be conceived in such a way that foodstuffs do not come into contact with screw threads and the like.
  • Certain surfaces must be inclined at an angle to promote drainage.
  • Depending on the application, our engineers also think about the interchangeability of the parts.
  • The surface treatment and finish are equally important. Stainless steel surfaces should have a polishing value of 4.
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This is how we tackle the metal technique of your product:

1. Draft of the quotation and discussion

We review your request for a quotation and get to work. Afterwards we meet with you to discuss your expectations, your preferences, the technical specifications, the quality and the delivery period. We incorporate this information in the price quotation.

2. Technical design

We use a technical drawing, a 2D or 3D design as the basis to produce your concept. Either you supply this to us or our engineers create a design for you.

3. Dispatch of the quotation and registration

You receive a detailed quotation from us. If you approve our quotation or place your order, we register it in our price quote system.

4. Internal meeting

The managers of all our departments meet to discuss your product and its design. They discuss all the possibilities, potential bottlenecks and price guidelines.

5. Production

We launch the first production run of your concept. Production continues after a thorough inspection of the first unit.

6. Shipping and invoicing

You receive your product within the agreed deadline. We send you the final invoice after your confirmation.

Vanderscheuren nv, a master in metalwork

At Vanderscheuren nv we pursue long-lasting partnerships. With over 65 years’ experience, we are a strong player in the Low Countries and Northern France in the metalworking industry. We serve SMEs and large companies in various industries, supplying ready-to-install components or end products in metal, as prototypes and in series.

As a food producer, you need a high-quality partner. At Vanderscheuren nv you have come to the right place. We guarantee unrivalled quality thanks to our high-technological machinery, ISO 9001-certified personnel, in-house customer service and quality department and climate-controlled measurement chamber. We take every aspect of the process off your hands, from the technical design to the delivery of your solution. Ensuring your company can remain operational.

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