Dear colleagues,

we are pleased to present the first internal SARIA Global Newsletter.

This newsletter contains information on Group-wide news to keep you up to date and to provide specific insights and background on processes and developments.
In addition, we also want to get closer together as a Group.

The aim is simple: share information + get in touch = move forward together!

Your SARIA Group Communications



Together with the French energy company TotalEnergies, SARIA is launching an exciting project to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from residue material like used cooking oil and fats from animal by-products. Discover the new product website on by clicking on the red button below.

SAF product website

Organics2Power combines the Group-wide activities of ReFood, SecAnim and ecoMotion in the field of sustainable energy sources based on organic raw materials. Check out the latest topics by clicking on the red button below.

The topics are: SecAnim Spain: Residuos Aragón joins the SARIA Group //
ReFood France: new organisation . . .

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Sinova combines Group-wide activities in the production of high-quality primary products and ingredients for industrial customers in the animal feed, feed, aquaculture and oleochemical industries. Check out the latest trending topics regarding this division by clicking on the red button below.

The topics are: ​Sinova at a glance

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Food & Pharma combines the Group-wide activities of Van Hessen and Bioiberica in the field of natural casings and pharmaceutical active ingredients. Check out the latest trending topics regarding this division by clicking on the red button below.

The topics are: ​120 years Van Hessen: selection Then & Now //
Bioiberica consolidates its ethical corporate governance

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New Director SARIA Group HR

From November 1st 2022 Claus Eckmann strengthen the SARIA Team as the new ‘Director Group HR’ for the SARIA Group. A key task will be to team up with the local and divisional HR units in order to create a resilient and powerful network that will enable SARIA as a Group to meet the strategic challenges jointly and efficiently while providing professional support for the constant process of change.

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Sustainability Report & Flyer 2022

Check out the current SARIA Sustainability Report and the corresponding flyer. To achieve greater transparency for internal and external partners, it highlights various aspects of sustainability along the way SARIA does business. For this prupose the report provides initial insights regarding all divisions of the Group.

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EcoVadis Medal 2022

The SARIA Group has once again been awarded the silver medal by EcoVadis. As an independent and the world’s largest provider of sustainability ratings, EcoVadis evaluates the sustainability performance of around 90,000 companies. In 2022, SARIA Group was able to further improve the performance in all four areas and is now among the top 11% in an industry comparison.

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SARIA Corporate Video – new language versions

In addition to the English language version, the SARIA Corporate Video is now available in Spanish, German, French and Polish. Check out the different language versions on our YouTube channel SARIA Group.

YouTube: SARIA Group

SARIAnews 2022

Check out the the current issue of the company magazine SARIAnews 2022. It takes a look at what has moved SARIA in the past and and takes a closer look at what is to come.

Discover SARIAnews2022

SARIA UK: updates and news

SARIA UK provides information on news and developments in selected business areas. This includes rendering updates 2022 as well as information on activities regarding T. Quality – an important component of SARIA UK’s Food Services. Check out the latest trending topics regarding SARIA UK by clicking on the red button below

The topics are: SARVAL (Nottingham) // SecAnim (Widnes) // T. Quality continued expansion across the UK Food Service Market

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SARIA Global Newsletter 01/2022

SARVAL (Nottingham)


The SARVAL in Nottingham informs about current developments.

Vacuum Drier: In October 2022, Sarval Nottingham is due to commission a new 480m2 rotor disc drier on it’s feather processing line. The new drier will be capable of operating under vacuum, a first for rotor disc driers in the UK. The new drier provides redundancy and increased capacity alongside enhancing the final feather meal. The new drier can operate as the second machine in series or independently. By drying the material under vacuum, the final discharge temperature can be lower (70-80°C), which should increase the digestibility of the final product, improving its saleability and value. The new drier forms part of a wider investment strategy in the site as whole.

Pre-Evaporation ProcessAs part of a global strategy to reduce its energy consumption and Carbon footprint, Sarval is investing in a new Waste Heat De-Watering (WHD) process for its poultry processing line in Nottingham. The initial investment includes a rotor disc pre-heater, twin-screw press and 2-phase shell and tube heat exchanger. The new equipment will be located within an extension to the renovated building from 2017. The investment will enable a proportion of the water to be evaporated from the raw material without the need for steam heating by utilising waste heat from the existing driers. Up to 18T/h of raw material can be pre-heated, and separated into two phases, a solid

phase, and a liquid phase. The liquid phase is concentrated using the heat exchanger before re-joining the existing process to produce poultry fat and poultry PAP. The investment will reduce the Saria UK’s CO2 emissions by 5,000 tonnes per year. Finally, the throughput of the poultry process using just the single drier, will be increased to 27 T/h. This new process is due to be commissioned in July 2023.

SecAnim (Widnes)


Category 2 Processing Line: SecAnim Widnes is diversifying its processing portfolio through the investment in a new dedicated production line for category 2 raw materials.

This new process will produce a category 2 meal fit for use as a Nitrogen boosting fertiliser, in addition to uplifting the value of the Tallow from that of category 1 to that of category 3. The process itself includes a new raw material hopper within the new raw material facility, two stage size reduction prior to batch cooking the material to sterilise to Method 1 conditions. The sterilised material is then separated via a tri-canter into a solid phase which is dried, via a newly installed 400m2 machine, to produce the final category 2 meal. The meal will then be cooled and ground/screened in advance of final sales. The tri-canter also provides the finished fat product and a liquid phase which will be used as a biomass fuel within the bubbling fluidised bed facility onsite. This makes the process totally unique to SecAnim Widnes and allows for the reduction in energy consumption of the ‘rendering’ whilst maximising the value of new products. The category 2 fertiliser product will complement SecAnim’s existing KalFos fertiliser sales. The new process is due to come online in April 2023.

T. Quality continued expansion across the UK Food Service Market


2022 has seen T. Quality further strengthen its position as the UK’s leading fish and chip shop and fast-food wholesaler with its expansion into two new sites based in Hillington (Glasgow) and Fareham (Portsmouth).

Delivering a variety of products ranging from fish and chip shop supplies, fast food outlets and pizza supplies through to wholesale fish. T. Quality had previously operated a fully integrated national service network across 10 sites in the following locations Bristol, Birmingham, Bovey Tracey, Bridlington, Darlington, Leeds, Peterborough, Staplehurst, Swansea and Swindon. The expansion sees T.Quality grow to 12 active depots across the whole of the UK.

The two new sites have also started their waste oil collection service as part of T.Quality’s planned growth in the used cooking oil sector.

T. Quality – Portsmouth

Set in the Fort Wallington Industrial Estate, T. Quality – Portsmouth opened in April 2022 into a 16,000 sq.ft pre-existing site. Located minutes away from the M27 the site opens fantastic network and routing opportunities across the south of England.

The new site created 16 jobs and is currently operating with six trucks, two express vans, and one used cooking oil collection van.

The site will offer deliveries from Pool to Seaford including the Isle of Wight.

T. Quality – Glasgow

Set in Hilington Park, Scotland’s largest business park, T. Quality – Glasgow opened in August 2022 into a purpose-built unit following the acquisition of Morrisons Foodservices in March 2022. 25,000 sq.ft in size the T. Quality Glasgow branch is the largest to date.

The site created 25 new jobs for the local area and is currently in full operation with 10 vans and 1 lorry in use with further investment planned for the delivery fleet into 2023.

The site will offer deliveries to the whole of Scotland.

Mike Crees, Managing Director of T.Quality said: “The expansion into both our new Portsmouth and Glasgow depots are really exciting opportunities for T.Quality as a whole. Both sites will add further capacity to our operation but will also help to enhance customer service levels with increased delivery dates and the opportunity to reach new areas.

Portsmouth will see us continue to grow on our already exceptional reputation on the south coast of England. The site allows us to offer a better and more focused service to our existing and new customers and will expand delivery options to key holiday areas in the south of England. The Portsmouth site will also help in reducing our carbon footprint out of our Swindon and Staplehurst sites.”

Mike Crees continued “The acquisition of Morrisons Foodservices based in Glasgow allowed T. Quality to significantly build on a growing customer base in Scotland. The purpose-built site is the largest of all our depots and shows the exciting potential and plans which we will be laying down in Scotland and is truly a game changer for how we will operate in the region.”