For 37 years, RELCO has been providing cheese and dairy plants with safe, innovative process technologies.
RELCO is committed to delivering projects on schedule and within budget to create long-term customer relationships. Continual improvement and processing innovations makes RELCO customers the most economically efficient processors in the industry. With offices in the USA, Brazil, The Netherlands and New Zealand, RELCO employs nearly 150 people and serves over 500 customers globally.
Loren Corle founded the company, providing only sanitary welding services. This quickly evolved to sanitary project construction for dairy and food manufacturers.
A manufacturing shop was added to meet customized manufactured product needs.
Merged with Doug Rolland’s company, Rolland Engineering. The pattern was set for the design and engineering structure that now provides the core of today’s business. Building a skilled technical team of highly trained and motivated employees has provided the talent, and creativity to design innovative customer solutions.
Merged with electrical contracting company – Current Electric Inc.
Purchased the assets of Whey Systems Inc. The KELLER lactose processing systems are recognized around the world as the most efficient, low cost process to produce high quality edible lactose. Whey Systems added technical expertise in all phases of whey processing and has provided our customers a one-stop shop for total dairy process systems.
Co-developed & patented a dairy permeate drying system – L-Tech® Permeate Drying System
Purchased 50% of Savel Technologies Inc. further broadening RELCO’s offerings to the end customer. Savel manufactures sanitary process conveying equipment and systems for the dry bulk solids industry. RELCO completed the purchase of Savel in 2009, bringing the Savel products under the RELCO umbrella.
Purchased the assets of Wet & Dry Technologies B.V. in Drachten, The Netherlands. This acquisition established a “brick and mortar” base of operation in the European Union. This operation offers significant technical expertise in evaporation and drying systems and a long history of international service to dairy and food plants. Today, this division is known as RELCO B.V.
Completed the acquisition of SAVEL Technologies, Inc., providing systems and equipment for sanitary dry-bulk solids conveying and packaging (brand name has been discontinued).
A sales team was formed in New Zealand. RELCO LLC had already been successful in the South Pacific and Asia prior to forming this team and it was decided to offer local (same-time zone) service to our existing customers as well as providing a base to further develop the market. RELCO Pacific Ltd offers design, manufacturing, installation and commissioning to the region.
Acquired Stoelting Cheese Making Equipment, bringing on board products such as open and enclosed cheese vats, curd tables, draining and matting conveyors, salting belts, block formers, and material handling equipment. This acquisition provides the cheese processing industry with a total turnkey option for cheese plants, covering everything from milk receiving through whey processing (brand name has been discontinued).
A sales and engineering office opened in Brazil. The office, referred to as RELCO South America serves this important market with a technical staff very specialized in evaporation and drying processes, developing, promoting and expanding the RELCO brand.
A new corporate office was built in Willmar, Minnesota, USA.
Today, the RELCO team consists of nearly 150 employees across four countries that have the innovative skills and leadership to provide customized processing systems for dairy and food plants. From design, engineering, and fabrication, to installation and commissioning, RELCO products and services has been recognized as leading the industry for 37 years with an employee safety record of 9 1/2 years.