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City of Cologne opts for ‘the Facultatieve’

After a thorough European tender process, this week the City of Cologne chose ‘the Facultatieve Group’ as operator of the crematorium in Cologne. Cologne Crematorium is Facultatieve Germany’s third, after the crematorium Memmingen and the Crematorium Niederrhein Willich. The Crematorium in Cologne was opened in 1937 and carries out around 4,000 cremations per year. The building is listed.

Now that the decision has been taken by the City Council, intensive consultation will take place over the coming months to implement the agreements. The expectation is that the actual transfer of operations may take place as early as in March 2019.

Stefan van Dorsser, director of Facultatieve Deutschland GmbH is delighted: “With over 100 years of experience, six crematoria in the Netherlands and two crematoria in Germany within our Group, we knew we were in with a great chance. We are thrilled and very grateful that the City of Cologne has shown such confidence in us. Our top priorities are always quality of service, cooperation and respect for the deceased and the bereaved. Cologne Crematorium clearly has the potential to become a pioneer in Germany, just like our other crematoria. And together with the City, that is exactly what we will strive to achieve. A great challenge that we relish.”

2018-12-18T08:59:44+00:0018 December, 2018|

FT attracts huge amount of interest at BEFA

In May, FT enjoyed a very prominent presence at BEFA 2018 (10–12 May) in Messe Düsseldorf (Germany). The many thousands of visitors to this four-yearly international trade fair were very interested in the fully automated systems that FT supplies worldwide ensuring crematoria comply with the most stringent of environmental legislation.

2018-06-06T09:02:13+00:005 June, 2018|

Crematorium Duisburg opts for FT

Safe, efficient, silent and reliable. The experience with the first High Speed Cremulator was so good that in March, the crematorium in Duisburg purchased not only a second Cremulator but also commissioned an Ash Transfer Cabinet from FT. “The High Speed Cremulator is very quiet, reliable and unusually fast,” says Thomas Lewen, the crematorium’s Technical Director. “Ash is processed in just three minutes, with the Ash Transfer Cabinet then filling the ash container dust-free. We like working with these machines. The Ash Transfer Cabinet is very easy to operate for our staff and also ensures a safe working environment.”

2018-12-03T08:40:00+00:001 May, 2018|

A lot of attention for FT during Tanexpo 2018

As global market leader in the fields of design, construction and maintenance of cremators and incineration equipment, FT (Facultatieve Technologies) attended the Tanexpo in Bologna (Italy) from 5 through 7 April. Professionals from 55 countries attended this trade fair, held once every two years.

At our stand, we informed many customers and interested parties about the latest state-of-the-art technologies and possibilities.

2018-05-17T12:40:43+00:0030 April, 2018|

Mount Pleasant (Canada) uses 50% less gas thanks to FT

The Mount Pleasant Group was founded in Canada in 1826 and owns cemeteries and crematoria as well as mausoleums in the ‘Greater Toronto Area’.  As such, Mount Pleasant is a leading force when it comes to care for the bereaved, innovation in technology & services and sustainability. Based on those starting points, and after months of research, Mount Pleasant opted for FT several years ago.

FT has now replaced the systems in all four of the Mount Pleasant crematoria in the Greater Toronto area to the company’s full satisfaction. In The Mount Pleasant Group Annual Review 2017, Mount Pleasant talks with pride about how it is not only using 50% less gas, but now also meets the most stringent environmental legislation – all thanks to the systems of FT. And we at FT are proud of that too. Click here.



2018-05-17T12:40:43+00:0021 December, 2017|

FT attending Funéraire 2017

As global market leader in the fields of design, construction and maintenance of cremators and incineration equipment, Facultatieve Technologies (FT) did, of course, attend the bi-annual Funéraire trade fair in Paris (le Bourget) from 23 to 25 November this year.

With its light and spacious stand, FT pulled in the biggest crowds at the Funéraire 2017, which celebrated its 30th anniversary this year. At our stand, we informed many customers and interested parties about the latest state-of-the-art technologies and possibilities.

2018-05-17T12:40:44+00:001 December, 2017|

Crematorium Haskerpoort opened

Crematorium Haskerpoort (municipality De Friese Meren in the northern Netherlands) was officially opened on Friday 29 September 2017. Funerary service provider Van der Zwaag Uitvaartzorg BV from Oranjewoud commissioned FT to install an FT III cremator with filter. This advanced cremator meets the most stringent environmental requirements.

A fully automatic insertion trolley was also fitted. To process the ash, the crematorium opted for a High Speed Cremulator, a PLC-controlled ash grinder that directly separates the ash residues from any metal objects. Combined with the powerful Ash Transfer Cabinet, any dust which may be released is directly extracted.


2018-05-17T12:40:44+00:004 October, 2017|

Crematorium Hoeksche Waard opts for FT system

In August 2017, the Hoeksche Waard Crematorium (Heinenoord, in the Rotterdam region) was commissioned. Together with the client, René Drijver, (Kampers Natuursteen BV, Oud Beijerland), FT looked for the best solution. The decision was made to go for a complete FT installation, comprising an FT III, one of the world’s most advanced cremators.

In addition to the FT III cremator with insertion machine and complete filter system, the package also included modern ash-processing equipment using the strong combination of the High Speed Cremulator (ash grinder) and the Ash Transfer Cabinet.

2018-05-17T12:40:45+00:0028 September, 2017|

Successful second Westerveld Fair

Westerveld Cemetery & Crematorium held the ‘Westerveld Fair’ for the second time on Sunday 11 June. Hundreds of people visited the attractive outdoor fair on this sunny Sunday. Many positive comments could be heard from both visitors and exhibitors.

Art & Nature
There was a wide variety of exhibitors at the Fair displaying and talking about their products and services covering art, crafts and nature. “Really nice to experience the park in a completely different way. It’s really beautiful here amongst all the greenery. There were special works of art to enjoy and even buy if you wanted, just as with the many different plants, herbs and flowers. It was a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon!”, according to one of the visitors.

Times gone by
There was also a chapel outside where the visitors could listen to music and enjoy short stage plays. The ‘tribune’ proved to be popular, because that is where Jan Jacob Slauerhoff, Frits Portielje and Heintje and Louis Davids told interesting stories about their past and the links they have with Westerveld memorial park. Marsmelody provided live music and a falconer was present with beautiful birds of prey and owls. “We organized the Fair so that people could become pleasantly acquainted with our memorial park”, said Carla Bosua, director of Westerveld Cemetery & Crematorium, “and it’s been a great success. The lovely products shown by the exhibitors, the performances, the catering and of course the fantastic weather all helped to create a really pleasant atmosphere.”

2018-05-17T12:40:45+00:0029 June, 2017|

Construction of crematorium in Borne commences  

On 15 June 2017, the official approval was given to commence construction of the new crematorium in Borne in the eastern Netherlands. To meet the wishes of the initiator (Crematoria Twente), FT will be installing an extra-wide FT III cremator with filter in the crematorium, which is expected to be operational in March 2018. An insertion trolley and ash-processing equipment will also be fitted. To ensure that the crematorium in Borne uses as little energy as possible, FT will fit a heat-recovery system to the cremation equipment.

2017-12-28T13:02:47+00:0028 June, 2017|