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Based on Belgium’s De Smet know-how as the world specialist in oilseed and edible oil processing plants, Desmet Ballestra delivers tailor-made engineering and procurement services covering each step of the industry, from oilseed preparation and extraction to oil processing plants including refining and fat modification processes.

Desmet Ballestra masters the processing of 40 raw materials, of which soybeans, palm oil, sunflower seed, rapeseed, groundnuts, and cottonseed are probably the most popular. The group has supplied small and large plants to some 1,700 oil millers in 150 countries, covering over 8,000 process sections.

Leading edge Oils & Fats Research & Development and privileged customer relationship are the key assets of Desmet Ballestra which is able to provide to the customers the best technologies through an international network of companies.

With its Oils & Fats Center of Excellence in Brussels, Desmet Ballestra is present in all major oils & fats market areas of the world through its integrated business units in Northern and Central America (USA, Mexico), South America (Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Peru), Asia & Far East (PR China, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia), India and Europe (Belgium, Italy, UK, France, Spain,Turkey, Russia).

Desmet Ballestra has a dedicated After Sales Team to support customers operation worldwide. After Sales Services include supply of spare parts, technical assistance during planned maintenance, operators training, remote software support, diagnostics and troubleshooting.

Desmet Ballestra is held in high repute all over the world by its customers, and its name stands for experience, innovation, first class project management, customer service and environmental protection policy.


The Desmet Ballestra Oils + Fats activities are managed by the Desmet Ballestra Oils + Fats, Oleochemicals + Biodiesel Division, Located in Brussels (Belgium)

Desmet Ballestra Oils + Fats, Oleochemicals + Biodiesel Division
Belgicastraat 3 - Bus 1-2
B - 1930 Zaventem - Belgium
Tel.: +32 2 716 11 11 • Fax: +32 2 716 11 09
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Philippe Bayet- Managing Director

Olivier Hanne- Global Sales Director

Tim Kemper - Global Operation Director

Marc Kellens- Global Technical Director

Jérôme de Bertoult – Finance Director

Oils+Fats & Oleochemicals+Biodiesel Regional Business Units

Europe - Mediterranean - Africa - South America
Mr. Frederic Heymans, Managing Director

Mr. Anurag Bhatnagar, Chief Executive Officer 

Asia - China - Far East
Mr. Khoo Kiak Kern, Managing Director

North & Central America
Mr. Blake Hendrix, Managing Director

Engineering Support

Desmet Ballestra Engineering Center Pvt. Ltd., a Desmet Ballestra company, located in Bangalore, India, provides detail engineering and automation services to support the engineering for the Oils + Fats, Oleochemicals + Biodiesel activities.

Desmet Ballestra Engineering Center Pvt Ltd
Vaishnavi Meridian
No.12, Infantry Road,
Bengaluru – 560001 - India