French® is an ISO-certified, family-owned U. S. company that custom designs, manufactures and supports processing equipment, full press extraction and preparation systems for the extraction of vegetable oil from oil-bearing seeds and nuts for food and industrial uses, including biodiesel and other fuels. Our heavy duty and durable equipment has an average life span over 50 years and operates with maximum productivity and lower processing costs per ton. For over 115 years our customers have been satisfied with our process solutions that meet and exceed industry standards of high quality crude oil, meal and oil extraction efficiencies.
French offers cracking mills, flaking mills, conditioners, screw presses and oil settling tanks. Complete full press extraction systems can also be supplied which includes auxiliary equipment such as magnets, cleaners, cake coolers and grinders, oil filtration equipment, tanks, pumps, instrumentation, conveyors, control systems, etc.
Our Innovation Center development laboratory offers a wide variety of testing services. Pilot scale and semi-works mechanical screw presses, including our Model L-250 Laboratory Screw Press, are used for performance trials on all types of oil bearing seeds or nuts, algae and other liquid-bearing solid materials. Confidentiality agreements are available to ensure that your testing will not to be disclosed to a third party. We perform laboratory testing for many customers, so we understand how important your trade secrets are to your business and we pledge to protect them.
Our 225,000 square foot corporate office and manufacturing facility are located in Piqua, Ohio.