For well over half a century, Clextral has grown successfully on the basis of two driving forces: innovation and internationalization. Throughout its history, we have leveraged our twin screw technology to serve several industries (both food and non-food) and contribute to sustainable development. These commitments have been further reinforced in recent years since we became a part of Group Legris Industries in 2007, an independent family-owned industrial holding company. Both companies share the same values and strive to implement the following goals: long-term growth, collaborative working relationships with all stakeholders, creative innovation, social and societal responsibility and a strategy based on cultural and technological diversification.

Extrusion, Expertise, Excellence

Clextral was founded in 1956, with the acquisition of a license to manufacture co-rotating twin screw extruders for the plastics and chemical industries. It pioneered this technology, which proved itself to be more cost-effective and productive than traditional single-screw extrusion processes, while using less energy, water and polluting reagents. For the last several years, as more responsible industrial production has become a priority worldwide, we have developed our expertise and remained at the forefront of responsible and sustainable manufacturing processes and R&D. This has allowed us to diversify into multiple markets, especially recently into Powder Industries with our breakthrough patented EPT™ Extrusion Porosification Technology. Today, we are a solid and profitable company, present in 11 countries on five continents, serving hundreds of customers in 90 countries.

We believe that our development is achieved thanks to the expertise of our staff and our commitment to increase our competencies and our knowledge in close cooperation with our customers and suppliers. Together we work to achieve excellence.

Key dates

1956 Acquisition of a license to make co-rotating twin-screw extruders for the plastics and chemical industries

1970 Creation of extruded crispy flat bread : breakthrough introduction in the food industry

1975 Major innovation in the paper industry with the creation of the patented Bivis pulping process for security paper

1996 ISO 9001 Quality certification

1998 Launching of the EVOLUM® extruders range, featuring process-focused design, advanced functionalities and embedded scaling-up capacities

2002 Acquisition of AFREM, an expert in couscous and pasta production lines

2005 Launch of the Evolum ® Belt Dryer

2005 ISO 14 001 environmental certification

2006 50th anniversary – scientific seminar on “Health and Environment”

2007 Clextral joins Group Legris Industries

2008 Acquisition of Danish Company K.A.L Proces Teknic A/S, specialized in wear solutions

2012 Acquisition of Chilean supplier Sudamerinox, specializing in mounting, welding and manufacturing stainless steel subassemblies

2011 Launch of EPT™ Extrusion Porosification Technology

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