Martijn Hillenius




Born in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Moved around a lot, both in the Netherlands and abroad. Mechanical engineering degree in 1990 in the Netherlands.

Worked in sales at Meyn Poultry Processing, global leader in poultry processing technology, from 1990 through 1998.

Started a new Sales and service group in the USA for Meyn at the end of 1998. Built a team of 50 people in 5 years time, taking over the lead in the industry in the USA.

Started a new career at Extrugroup in the beginning of 2004, became partner and started building our presence in the confectionery industry to where we are today: worldwide leader in the niche of confectionery extrusion.

Extrufood are the main extrusion technology manufacturer in the confectionery industry, particularly in the licorice industry.

We have been building plastics extrusion equipment since the early 1970’s and extrusion lines for licorice since the early 1980’s.

The focus was on plastics extrusion until around 2004, when I came on board, since then we have been less and less involved in plastics projects and more and more in confectionery projects, with some side steps in the petsnack extrusion.

Our overall sales have grown by a factor 4 since that time.

Martijn Hillenius
Managing Director


De Factorij 40
1689 AL Zwaag
The Netherlands

T: (+31) 229 233 815
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