“Dijko Ovens BV, specialized in industrial proofing, oven, cooling and freezing systems, is well known for its modular baking system”
Dijko specializes in the development and production of ovens which other suppliers do not have “on-the-shelf”. Because of the direct contact between Dijko and the customer, an oven fitted for the customer’s specific goal can quickly be developed. Dijko knows the shortest routes to consultants and knows the possibilities for subsidies concerning special developments. A wide variety of ovens has already been developed.
A good example is an order Dijko received for developing a special industrial oven for treating wood. Wood with a durability class higher than 2 has the nasty property of quickly rotting after being placed in the ground or getting in contact with water. It is possible to make this wood more durable by using a chemical treatment, but it will never be as durable as hardwood. The soil pollution caused by this kind of treatment will surely lead to a prohibition on these methods. The use of hardwood has already caused great environmental problems. A process developed by Plato, in which no chemicals are used, has lead to the great result that softwood (which usually grows quickly) can be transformed into durable wood of class 1 or 2.
The Dijko oven will be used in the final phase of the process, the curing of the wood during 12 hours at a temperature of 180 °C. The oven will be 5 meters wide, 5 m high and 18 m deep. It will be possible to place up to 60,000 kilograms of wood each charge. In the beginning of 2000 a factory was established to apply this process at a large scale. After being in conversation with Plato for more than one and a half years and having carried out the pre-development of this oven, Dijko commenced with the further development of this oven, which was built in 2000. If the process proves successful (which almost nobody doubts), Plato will issue licenses worldwide. For Dijko it could be possible to supply it’s oven to the various factories across the world. Finally, a halt can be called to deforestation and the use of hardwood for applications where the Plato wood will prove to be a good replacement.
Because of it’s efforts for the environment and the continuous innovation, Dijko can be assured of a leading place in oven technology, not only in the Netherlands, but also far beyond.