About Van Tongeren

A Brief History

In 1927, Van Tongeren formed in Holland, introducing a greatly improved type of cyclone that was far superior in efficiency to the designs generally available at that time. Over the years, the industrial world acknowledged Van Tongeren technology as a leading authority on cyclone design. Today, many current designs are freely based on the original Van Tongeren concept.

Van Tongeren came to the United Kingdom in 1971 as Van Tongeren (UK) Limited, a subsidiary of Van Tongeren Holland, to provide direct Van Tongeren technology to the United Kingdom.

Due to changes in the structure of Bureau Van Tongeren in Holland in the early 1970s, Van Tongeren (UK) Limited became deeply involved in the international market, furthering the development and exploitation of Van Tongeren technology – including updating the company’s original data. In 1983 Van Tongeren (UK) Limited became Van Tongeren International Limited to acknowledge the British company’s true international reach.

By early 1987, British shareholders and directors had acquired 75 percent of the Bureau Van Tongeren organization. In 1988, British shareholders acquired the remaining stake in the company.

Since then, Van Tongeren International has been a wholly owned British company. A natural successor to the original Bureau Van Tongeren, Van Tongeren International continues to maintain and develop cyclone technology to the highest standards required for current processes.

In April 2016, Van Tongeren International Limited purchased NextGen Cyclones LLC to form Van Tongeren America LLC. The new company markets, designs and subcontracts fabrication of FCC cyclones and classifiers to the United States and Canada. Van Tongeren’s team offers more than 100 years of combined experience in FCC cyclone design and supply through one of Van Tongeren International’s former licensees. Their experience encompasses all major licensors and oil companies in both the United States and abroad. The classifier, industrial cyclone, and bag filter product lines will be available worldwide through Van Tongeren International.

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