Who we are
FOSS is the leading global provider of analytics for the food and agricultural industries. We help producers maximise the value of their production while making the best possible use of valuable natural resources. Value for the customer and value for the environment go hand in hand.
For instance, our analytics will measure the level of protein in dairy products, scan meat to determine fat contents and check for unwanted objects such as bone splinters, measure sugar levels in grapes, the moisture in grain, and help decide whether the cow gets the right feed, is healthy, and produces good and nutritious milk.
Always at the forefront of analytical technology development, FOSS provides a range of analytical solutions from laboratory to at-line and in-line solutions. Across a number of industries, FOSS helps optimise the use of food and agricultural resources around the world. We do so by enabling customers to run intelligent data-driven productions, based on fast, easy-to-use and dedicated analytics. We call it SmartAnalytics.
We cover these food and agricultural industries: Dairy, Feed and Forage, Grain, Flour Milling & Oilseed Processing, Laboratories, Meat, Raw Milk Testing and Wine.
We use many different technologies, such as flow cytometry, FTIR, NIR, Dumas combustion, X-ray, Kjeldahl distillation and Falling Number. Our solutions are implemented and developed with the newest software technologies.
FOSS’ solutions provide a wealth of data and therefore contain sophisticated data analysis algorithms. This means we have large teams of skilled data scientists, chemometricians and software developers implementing these methods.
Facts and Figures
- €300 million turnover in 2018
- 10% of turnover is reinvested in research and innovation
- More than 100 patents and 20 world-first products
- Currently 1,500 employees around the globe, and more joining each year
- FOSS was founded in 1956 by Nils Foss and remains family-owned
- 99% of FOSS’ business is generated outside of Denmark
FOSS has manufacturing, research and development facilities in Denmark, China, Hungary and Russia. Solutions are sold and supported through FOSS sales and service subsidiaries in 32 countries and by more than 75 distributors around the globe.
FOSS employs more than 1,500 dedicated people worldwide. Many FOSS employees have a top-level scientific or technical background, including more than 20 PhDs in areas such as photonics, chemometrics, physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, fermentation and bio-engineering, astrophysics, optical communication, physics, quality, nanotechnology, food science and adaptive radiotherapy. We also employ many factory-trained and certified support engineers stationed close to our customers around the world.
FOSS is growing, and we always have interesting open jobs to explore.