Kongskilde positioned for expansion in new location

New facility has 28,000-square-foot warehouse and office with training centre



Kongskilde Industries, which recently operated out of a plant in nearby Hudson, has relocated to a new location at 1802 Industrial Park Drive, Unit A, in Normal. The company will continue to market its pneumatic product lines for the plastic, paper, packaging and grain industries.

“We appreciate the opportunity to continue serving our customers from this outstanding new location,” Travis Thornton, interim president of Kongskilde North America, said. “We will have a training and testing center that can provide our team, customers and representatives with valuable information about our equipment. Plus, it is located in an industrial area that positions us for further expansion.”

A Global Company

A Denmark-based company that has been operating its U.S. division in McLean County since 2002, Kongskilde has seen some changes in the marketplace recently. In fact, Kongskilde North America sold its tillage, hay and fertilizer equipment divisions to CNH Global last February.

A Renewed Focus

Thornton commented on the positive side of this change. “Now we have a renewed focus on providing a complete line of pneumatic conveying, cleaning and separating equipment to the grain, plastic, paper and packaging industries in North America.”

The new Kongskilde facility currently has 18 employees, who will provide sales and service to their customers in North America. The new facility will warehouse industry and grain equipment as well as a full complement of parts manufactured by Kongskilde, including pneumatic grain conveying systems, grain vacs and cleaners, airwash systems, as well as plastic and paper trim removal systems.

Targeted Equipment for Grain Handling and Plastic, Paper & Packaging Industries

Since the sale of its agricultural division, Kongskilde focuses on these business areas:

  • Grain – Known for its expertise in grain handling equipment, Kongskilde provides solutions for conveying and cleaning all types of grains.
  • Industrial – Kongskilde also specializes in systems solutions for pneumatic conveying and handling of process material in the plastic, paper and packaging industries – conveying of products, de-dusting, trim handling, off-cuts and skeletons.

Thornton added, “This is an exciting time for us, and I anticipate even more growth for the North American division at our new location. We look forward to many more years in McLean County.”

Founded in Denmark in 1949, Kongskilde is a global company headquartered in Denmark with sales offices all over the world. Kongskilde Industries has specialised in system solutions for pneumatic conveying and handling of process material in the plastic, paper and packaging industries.  Furthermore, the company offers a wide range of grain conveying and cleaning equipment.