Trusted Partner Delivering Sustainable Solutions Through Food Safety

AFCO Europe and our Austrian subsidiary Thonhauser GmbH were incorporated into Zep Inc. in 2017 and together we form the F & B Division within the Zep Group.

We supply innovative and needs-based complete solutions in the field of hygiene technology for the food and beverage industry and specialize in solutions for industrial hygiene, process- and application technology.

We strive for maximum hygiene in the food producing industry and develop high-performance cleaning detergents and customized total solutions for the entire processing facility hygiene. We focus on developing products which are SAFE to apply, deliver VERIFYABLE cleaning results and hence increase your PRODUCT SAFETY and which can be applied in an EFFICIENT and GREEN way.

We focus on intelligent solutions with a strong focus on research and development.

An experienced team will support you with personal and competent consulting on your specific requirements.


  • Verification service
  • Hygiene Monitoring, PCR-Analytics
  • Staff Training
  • Technical Service
  • Installation and maintenance of dosing equipment
  • Training on cleaning dispensing equipment
  • Audit-preparation and preparation of hygiene plans and HACCP-concepts


  • High quality cleaning and disinfection detergents for all industries
  • Chemicals based on the patented PST-colour indication
  • Equipment and application engineering


Along with new goals, vision and mission, we are committed to a set of shared values to unite all employees, help them thrive and contribute to our business’ success.

Our values will be known as SPEED




We continuously improve the safety of our people and products, and we protect the planet by innovating solutions to reduce our environmental impact. Quality requirements are continuously improved based on current certification standards.


Passion for Problem Solving


We listen to our customers and actively work to find solutions for their unique situation. We think creatively to innovate and seize opportunities that drive growth and make all of our customers’ and consumers’ lives better.




We encourage and lead our people to be accountable by equipping them to make decisions and own the outcome.




We create innovative solutions and partnerships that are relevant to our communities and customers.


Doing the right thing


We expect our people to understand ethical boundaries and be inclusive of other backgrounds, ideas and perspectives. Demonstrating honesty, respect and integrity in all actions is always expected.


AFCO/THONHAUSER is successfully certified according to ISO 9001:2015!

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